Re: NTFS mounting
On Sun, 29 Dec 2002 20:28:21 -0800
Vineet Kumar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> * Rob Weir (email@example.com) [021229 10:39]:
> > On Sat, Dec 28, 2002 at 02:16:03PM -0800, nate wrote:
> > > Bruce Park said:
> > > > How safe is NTFS read-only mounting? I know that writing to it is very
> > > > dangerous.
> > >
> > > I read on the kernel mailing list once, long ago(at least a year) on the
> > > topic of mounting read only. If the driver is coded right and ties into
> > > the kernel right there should be nothing written to the disk if it's mounted
> > > as read only. But there have been cases(I think the thread at the time was
> > > about NTFS, then someone brought up ext3) where even when mounted read only
> > > the kernel will happily write to the filesystem anyways. I'm sure that
> > > this particular issue with ext3 was resolved long ago..
> > I'm fairly sure that mounting it read-only is pretty much completely
> > safe.
> I mount 2 NTFS partitions read-only every time I boot, and when I boot
> back to Windows XP (exactly once a week out of sheer nauseating
> necessity) I never get any complaints. My filesystems seem fine. YMMV.
> good times,
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When I mount an ntfs filesystem it seems to be only readable for root and not
for users. Is there any way to change this?