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I have NTFS and 44BSD drives wanted a distro that can read and write to both. Currently I have CentOS trying to get the kmod to mount the drive, but ...
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    Need Help with Distro Decision


    I have NTFS and 44BSD drives wanted a distro that can read and write to both.
    Currently I have CentOS trying to get the kmod to mount the drive, but getting errors. Tryed PC-BSD but it crashed twice in an hour. PCLinuxOS can read NTFS great, but it mounts and throws an error for the BSD drives. Thinking to go with Fedora, but in 26 days or so they will release a new version, so don't know if I should wait or go with something else. Have FreeNas as well and can access via FTP don't know how to configure Samba, so what distro would solve all my problems the easiest. In the mean time I will continue to try to get Centos or PCLinuxOS to read the ufs-FreeBSD drives. Thanks.

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    Try the CentOS-Plus kernel. It has better file system support than plain CentOS. I use it because I use xfs, jfs, ufs and others. You can reconfigure/rebuild your vanilla CentOS kernel with these drivers as well. I did that before I discovered CentOS-Plus. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of use for ufs/BSD file system support at this time, but it would be worth a try.
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    Thanks rubberman running it now, have the ftp going and configuring the web server

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    Did this CentOSPlus repository wok fine for ufs and XFS file system ?
    i have to try it
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    Not sure about ufs (don't use it), but xfs and jfs work fine.
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    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    thanks a lot i got more things to learn form here .
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