[sf-lug] Fwd: Drive Access issues
John Jefferson Lowry IV
johnlowry at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 12:25:36 PDT 2007
For people lookign to do some system rescuing there is a great project
called System Rescure CD based on Gentoo and comes with a lot of these
things pre-installed. Just used to save a bunch of files off of my brother
laptop that windows said was unrecoverable.
Will also install to a USB drive and be bootable from that!
On 6/29/07, Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net> wrote:
> 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
> > > 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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