[sf-lug] Fwd: Drive Access issues

Blake Haggerty Blake.Haggerty at Sapphire.com
Fri Jun 29 12:15:08 PDT 2007

Thanks everyone for the help. I think I am going to begin trying NTFS-3g... I will keep the list posted on how it goes. 


Best Regards, 


Blake M. Haggerty

Technical Recruiter

Sapphire Technologies

Phone #415-788-8488

Fax #415-788-2592


-----Original Message-----
From:Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com 
To: "sf-lug at linuxmafia.com" <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>;
Sent: Jun 29, 2007 12:09:41 PM
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Fwd: Drive Access issues

Quoting John Lowry (johnlowry at gmail.com): 

> Sorry about that, accidentally replied off list 
> If the windows drive is formated NTFS you will have to do some futzing with 
> it. 

Right. Forgot that almost all 'Doze users these days are doing NTFS. 
For Blake's benefit: The NTFS filesystem (partition) format is kept as 
a closely held secret by Microsoft Corporation, and has had to be 
painfully and carefully reverse-engineered by Linux coders with zero 
help. There is very recent software that safely mounts NTFS with full 
r/w access, but it's not yet included in most Linux distros. The links 
John provided will tell more. 

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