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Re: NTFS Filesystems


On Tue, 10 Dec 1996, Mercurial Canid wrote:

>     Can Linux read NTFS filesystems?  I looked at the partitions using fdisk
>     and it read the NTFS filesystem as OS/2 HPFS, but when I tried to mount 
>     it calling it HPFS it didn't work.  Is there any way to do this?
> NTFS != HPFS.  

Yes, is not the same fs but MS use the same ID for both... that's why
fdisk is confused...

>   I don't believe linux can mount NTFS filesystems.  But, did you make sure
>   the hpfs is compiled into your kernel?
> There is read-only support for NTFS:
> http://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/Filesystems/ntfs.tar.gz
> -- Ian!!

As previously say, it exists in Debian package in experimental. I had try
it a time ago but the version I use doesn't support the compressed format.
Because the compressed attribute is the only reason why I'm using NTFS
(frankly, with dosntfs, the security of having an NTFS side to a FAT FS is
really no more a reason... ;) I flushed it... and finally flushed NT at
all... Mainly, Linux, especially with Debian, give me everything I need...
I just find out the last reason why I really no more need a NTFS...
A GPL VRML browser named VR-WEB ... Just try to find some time to spend on
it and may be put it on deb... if no one else are interested to do it?

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