[sf-lug] Fwd: Drive Access issues

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Fri Jun 29 12:20:44 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-29 at 12:08 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> 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.  

It is in the latest version of Ubuntu (7.04), although I'd have to refer
to docs to how to actually get it working :) :

$ aptitude show ntfs-3g
Package: ntfs-3g
New: yes
State: not installed
Version: 1:1.328-1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/otherosfs
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu at lists.ubuntu.com>
Uncompressed Size: 90.1k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-0ubuntu1), libfuse2 (>= 2.6), libntfs-3g0 (>=
PreDepends: fuse-utils
Description: read-write NTFS driver for FUSE
 The ntfs-3g driver is an open source, GPL licensed, third generation
Linux NTFS driver for 32-bit, little-endian architectures which was
implemented by the
 Linux-NTFS project. It provides full read-write access to NTFS,
excluding access to encrypted files, writing compressed files, changing
file ownership,
 access right. 
 Technically it's based on and a major improvement to the third
generation Linux NTFS driver, ntfsmount. The improvements includes
functionality, quality
 and performance enhancements. 
 ntfs-3g is based on FUSE (userspace filesystem framework for Linux),
thus you will have to prepare fuse kernel module to be able to use it. 
 Homepage: http://www.ntfs-3g.org/

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