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Linux NTFS support to get better

Linux NTFS Project

Apparently, anyway. Slashdot seem to have the story that the Linux NTFS project have released a beta version of their NTFS driver for Linux that should prove very useful for those (like me) running Windows + Linux dual-boots.

At the moment, using Fedora’s kmod-ntfs (available in the Livna repository), I can read my Windows NTFS partitions in Linux, but not write to them. The Linux NTFS project claim to have read/write support.

Now I would test this out, but it being a beta and my data being important, I won’t try it out until I’ve got a backup of everything done (I don’t know that it might not do something terrible to my data).

Anyway, good work and thanks to the Linux NTFS team.

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  1. Marc wrote:

    Good news! Though I will probably wait quite a while for them to work the inevitable bugs out.

    Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 21:20 | Permalink |

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  1. Gizbuzz on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 21:18

    Linux NTFS Project gear up for beta release…

    Slashdot have got the story that the Linux NTFS Project are now close to making a beta release of their software to allow easy access to Windows data on a dual-boot Windows + Linux system.

    NTFS (an acronym for the New Technology File System) is the f…

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