There have been various attempts of "the Linux people" (e.g. various programmers) to reverse-engineer NTFS. There is a NTFS-module (= "driver") in the kernel but it was long (and probably still is) regarded as being totally unsafe for write access, as NTFS does some "strange" things and Microsoft won't tell us exactly why and how; typical "closed source" bullsh*t. Then there are other approaches to the problem. Currently you can use "ntfs-3g" and under Linux Mint you can use a nice GUI tool "mintDisk" which will work hand in hand with those new (but still totally unofficial) NTFS drivers. As I said previously those new approaches to the "NTFS problem" should be much safer than the old NTFS drivers which might still be in the Linux kernel (and those are normally "read only" with good reason!).Peter Witteveen wrote: I didn't know that NTFS could be the problem.
See here what they say about this:Peter Witteveen wrote: When i was in Linspire i was always able to write to an NTFS disk. I never knew it was dangerous.
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