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NTFS

Postby tonyhealy on Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:56 pm

Hi I am a complete newbie to Linux and decided to take the Xmas plunge into unknown waters having got tired of XP.
Absolute doddle to install and setup Bea.
My Windows partitions were automatically detected and mounted.
However although I can read and write to my Fat 32 partition ,in which my entire Mp3 collection is located, I cannot use my NTFS partition.
Any chance of incorporating R/Wr to NTFS in your next release?
Eye candy would also be very nice ,especially to impress my Windoze
mates as to how good Linux compares with the imminent release of Vista.
Happy,productive and prosperous New Year
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Re: NTFS

Postby scorp123 on Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:18 pm

tonyhealy wrote: I cannot use my NTFS partition.
Thanks to Microsoft who keep this stuff super-duper top secret. :wink:

tonyhealy wrote: Any chance of incorporating R/Wr to NTFS in your next release?
There is a package called ntfs-3g and which is available via synaptic ("Add / Remove Software ..."). Please Google around on how to use this.

tonyhealy wrote:Eye candy would also be very nice ,especially to impress my Windoze mates as to how good Linux compares with the imminent release of Vista.
I posted a guide here ... Please browse down to "Issue #7 - AIGLX, Beryl + Emerald eye candy"
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=195

If you do it correctly this is what your desktop then might look like 8) :
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=451

Alternatively you might want to try out compiz too?
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtop ... =2789#2789

For some Beryl works better (e.g. in my case), others have had more success with compiz. Your mileage may vary :wink:

Happy New Year,
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Postby clem on Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:45 am

What you need is mintDisc.. it'll be ready shortly and automagically mount your NTFS partitions Read/Write.

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Postby frail on Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:31 pm

clem wrote:What you need is mintDisc.. it'll be ready shortly and automagically mount your NTFS partitions Read/Write.

Clem


Something like this is exactly what I've been waiting for. I didn't like having to add my WindowsXP partition to fstab to get access to it. Looking forward to it.
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Postby clem on Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:42 pm

It's written... and it looks good. I'm packaging it at the moment (takes me more time than writing it :)).. and looking at a possible dev repository for beta-testers.. it'll be ready this week.

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Postby frail on Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:09 am

And I see it's out now. Wow, you guys don't mess around! :D Good job.
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