Re: Debian and NTFS...
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Robert Brockway wrote on 31.03.2005 19:56:
| On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Charles Read wrote:
|>Any assistance is of course much appreciated!!
| I agree with Bob Alexander that using something like Knoppix is a good
| idea. I can tell you Knoppix definitely supports NTFS (read only).
| The best way to save the data is to use dd to capture an image of the
| partition that houses the NTFS filesystem.
| You can then mount the image loop back to get access to the files and can
| lay the filesystem on another drive later (as long as the drive is
| larger). You can then resize the NTFS filesystem once it is on a new
| drive. MS-Windows takes to being dumped on a new machine far worse than
| Linux does of course.
| Having an image of the filesystem is also useful if files are damaged as
| you can take a copy image and attempt any number of file recovery
| techniques without fear of damaging the master copy.
I basically agree too but IMHO you should be able to mount the ntfs
partition without any problems, be it a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel (presuming you
have a stock kernel-image).
$ cd /lib/modules
$ find . -name ntfs
So just fire up modconf (as root of course) and select kernel/fs/ntfs,
load it and mount the desired partition. OTOH if you'll be using dd you
shouldn't mount it if I'm correct, but you need the module in any case.
I still have a rarely used install of Windows XP on this box (yeah I
know, shame on me and all =)) and have the NTFS partitions permanently
mounted so I always have access to the files on them.
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