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Re: [News] Windows Filesystems Write Support in Linux

  • Subject: Re: [News] Windows Filesystems Write Support in Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 05:54:36 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <20127710.6KFRIhNy7H@schestowitz.com> <e23ti3xb6n.ln2@tux.my.domain>
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__/ [ Jerry McBride ] on Friday 05 May 2006 23:18 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> http://wiki.linux-ntfs.org.nyud.net:8080/doku.php?id=ntfsmount
>> vis Digg.com
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | This site details ways to achieve native NTFS write support on your
>> | Linux box using the ntfsmount tool and the ntfs-fuse user-space
>> | filesystem driver.
>> | These tools have yielded very promising success rates in writing to NTFS
>> | volumes with 0% corruption. Packages are available for most distros
>> | including Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat and Arch.
>> `----
>> Wait until this gets *integrated* into GNU/Linux distributions... WinFS is
>> nowhere to be seen and it sits atop NTFS anyhow (it's an abstraction
>> layer, it seems)
>> Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WinFS
> This is ONLY relevent if you HAVE to deal with widows...

I  don't, but others do. People whom I convince to try Linux can see their
Windows  partition mounted gracefully, yet they are somewhat  disappointed
when  they  cannot  write  to  it.  They can't  share  the  same  pool  of
information  across  the  two  worlds, unless of  course  they  centralise
everything on Linux and periodically 'pull' files from Windows.

The  other choice is to use Windows tools which read Reiser and ext(X) and
therefore  cater  for centralisation of files under Windows. I am  yet  to
siscover Windows tools that can /write/ to Linux filesystems without Samba
or other available 'middleware'-type technologies. Platforms /must/ become
transparent and seamless one day. Only greed for lockin prevents it.

Best wishes,


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