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Hello All, I need to back up an old FC4 linux. Trying to do so with an external hard-drive, but I don't have NTFS installed. Tried to download the neccessary ...
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    Can't find NTFS kernel for FC4 2.6.11


    Hello All,

    I need to back up an old FC4 linux. Trying to do so with an external hard-drive, but I don't have NTFS installed. Tried to download the neccessary kernel but all links seem to lead nowhere. Does anyone have a copy or know where I can download one? The file I need is:

    kernel 2.6.11-1369-fc4smp

    Thanks
    Jazmin

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    Why are you trying to do it this way? You can boot any current Linux live CD/DVD/USB drive and backup system drives, even those with NTFS, to an external drive. Is the external drive using an NTFS file system?
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    Sorry..Yes, the external drive is using an NTFS file system

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    Ok. I would recommend that you reformat it to use Ext4 or similar Linux journaled file system, unless you have to also use the drive to backup Windows volumes. In such a case, backup your Linux data to a tar file on the NTFS volume. Current kernels have built-in NTFS drivers that should allow read+write access to the drive. If not, you can install the ntfs-3g driver and tools temporarily even on a running live CD/DVD/USB system so you can do the backup. I have done this a number of times in the past, without problems, such as when I would be recovering a client's system from a virus infection.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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