How come NTFS is r/w?

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How come NTFS is r/w?

Postby NiksaVel on Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:20 pm

Hey all,

since I've started messing around with linux, I've been told over and over that we can't write to NTFS, only read...

And now with mintDisk I have read/write access and it works ... just works :)

So I was wondering... how come?
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How come NTFS is r/w?

Postby npap on Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:46 pm

Good Evening NiksaVel,
MintDisc is a program that is another of Clem's wonders. :) It does just that: mounts NTFS and Fat 32 partitions with Read/Write capabilities.
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Re: How come NTFS is r/w?

Postby scorp123 on Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:50 pm

NiksaVel wrote:since I've started messing around with linux, I've been told over and over that we can't write to NTFS, only read... So I was wondering... how come?
The NTFS driver in the kernel itself was unsafe and outdated; most distros shipped with the "read-only" option because of safety.

"MintDisk" -- as far as I understood the mechanism -- uses a different approach:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_in_Userspace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntfs-3g
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