Bug#566356: mount ntfs external hard disk on usb port for read only
tags 566356 wontfix
severity 566356 wishlist
retitle 566356 Enable CONFIG_NTFS_RW
On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 05:36:11AM -0700, LaMont Jones wrote:
> reassign 566356 linux-2.6
> On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 12:03:14PM +0530, gnath wrote:
> > using external hard disk formatted with ntfs on usb port gives
> > read only mode. Can use or play with files on EHD without write/create.
> > use additional flashdisk/pendrive with vfat on another usb port with rw permission
> The nearly certain situation here is that CONFIG_NTFS_RW is not set in the kernel
> config, resulting in the kernel doing read-only mode when mounting an NTFS filesystem,
> regardless of where it comes from.
The R/W NTFS support in the kernel is not suitable for general use,
marking as wontfix.