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Offline carobee

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accessing windows from linux
« on: June 13, 2007, 03:58:07 AM »
is is possible to access windows having ntfs file system from linux? can anybody give the step by step process.

i m trying to access the mp3 stored in "my documents" folder in windows.
im getting this error "mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel"
« Last Edit: June 13, 2007, 05:07:52 AM by carobee »

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Re: accessing windows from linux
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 06:48:01 AM »
Actually by default NTFS is not supported by linux...............................but you can read NTFS partitions either by recompling the kernel or download NTFS module/kernel from the following site

http://www.linux-ntfs.org/content/view/128/64/

From above site download the required NTFS module/kernel  according to your  version and install it into your system.........After that try to mount it , it should work......

 

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Re: accessing windows from linux
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 11:26:13 AM »
Thanks

But i think the site is not working. :(

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Re: accessing windows from linux
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 11:33:38 AM »
Try dear , its working as I have checked it before sending to you

Try again....

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Re: accessing windows from linux
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 11:41:24 AM »
i tried but its not working for me... :(
nwz thanks
is there some other option gaurav?

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Re: accessing windows from linux
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2007, 07:36:12 AM »
Just to add here that now there is also support available for NTFS read and write using NTFS-3G,
unfortunately the website: http://www.ntfs-3g.org is not available at the moment but here is its details:
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Unlike the NTFS driver included in the Linux kernel, its support for writing files has very few limitations: files of any size can be created, modified, renamed, moved, or deleted on NTFS partitions, with the exception of compressed and encrypted files. NTFS-3G cannot yet modify access control lists and permissions. NTFS partitions are mounted using the FUSE user space file system framework.

NTFS-3G was introduced by Szabolcs Szakacsits in July of 2006[1].

It is based on ntfsmount with full directory index operations and offers "unlimited file creation and deletion". According to their benchmarks, this userspace driver is 10–50 times faster than the commercial and proprietary Paragon Software driver, [1] and under some (unspecified) conditions can be twice as fast as the kernel ext3 driver (which is a native Linux filesystem)[2]. However, it should be noted that the default settings for the ext3 driver prefer reliability over performance, which may distort the results and makes direct comparisons of these numbers difficult.
If you are able to access that site then install it, installation file contains the instructions.

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Re: accessing windows from linux
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2007, 04:33:55 AM »
now the site which ricky reffred is up and u may download it from there

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Re: accessing windows from linux
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2007, 11:24:01 AM »
yes, site is up and I did download it, thanks!