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Is there a way i can access an NTFS drive(WINxpPro)from linux (RH9) with write permissions? I really need to switch to NTFS because its securer than FAT32 file system. thanks, ...
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    NTFS drive on linux with write permissions ...


    Is there a way i can access an NTFS drive(WINxpPro)from linux (RH9) with write permissions?
    I really need to switch to NTFS because its securer than FAT32 file system.


    thanks,
    Smokie

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    Nope. Sorry, but that's impossible. Linux still hasn't write support for NTFS. That's what you get for Microsoft not sharing there specs.
    I believe that NTFS write support is being developed as we speak, though, so just wait and see. Here's a link to the project's home page:
    http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/

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    Thats good now when ms are releasing there new filesystems soon...winfs. Thanks Microsoft!
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    Actually, as I've heard, that isn't really a new filesystem. It's still based on NTFS, it's just that you get some kind of SQL interface to it. Dunno really how it works, though.

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    if M$ stays true to form they will make it so you can't have read and write permissions with linux. thankfully fat32 is around

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    /me waits for a new version of windows with a warnign about the insecurties of fat32 and how it has been cracked by nasty hackers and is no longer supported.

    u know its gonna happen.

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    of course it will its MS were talking about...money hungry bastards

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    and I will still use fat32. It is far more important that my linux box can access those files. For the amount of times I actually boot into windass, if someone can get all those files, hats off to them. lol

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