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Re: ntfs access on debian



On Sunday 03 Jul 2005 22:49, Leonardo Sá wrote:
> I want to have a partition to access both on winxp and debian, however, i
> want it to be easy to use on both OSes. What I did was to format a NTFS
> partition, which i successfully mounted on winxp on the "my documents"
> folder, and I was planning to mount the same partition under "/home/user".
> However, is it safe to enable write access to ntfs partitions on linux? If
> not, is there any other better alternatives?

vfat would be simpler.  There used to be a filesystem for Windows that let you 
use ext2 partitions, but I don't know if that has been kept up to date 
(either with linux's ext2 drivers and tools, or with new versions of 
windows).

You might want to consider just running windows in a virtual machine inside 
Linux.  That way it could access your Linux filesystem in a limited way that 
you specify, or network via Samba.

Samba would also be an option if you had a second machine to run the windows 
instance on, but I'm guessing you don't.

There are probably a number of other options that I can't think of right 
now :)

-- 
Lee Braiden
http://www.DigitalUnleashed.com

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