SPEC : Write Support For NTFS

Alien Technology French linux.fr at laposte.net
Wed Oct 18 16:37:21 BST 2006


This is a good point to add a new advantage to ubuntu : if windows 
crashes you can repair, by example a corrupted ntdlr, from inside 
Ubuntu. Same if some files were corrupted by a virus.
The good way will be a warning when trying to mount an ntfs volume like 
"Warning read only access, to enable write access do ......." . The 
biggest problem on ntfs seems to have a real rights management.

Florent Mertens a écrit :
> Hi all,
> Following the improvement made by the linux-NTFS team on write access
> for NTFS, in the project ntfs-3g, we are currently writing a
> specification which review the different options available to implement
> it, and propose a way to make it easily installable.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WriteSupportForNTFS
> The idea is not to make it default, because there is still some issue
> that are not acceptable for a default install, but trying to make it
> really easily installable for new users. 
> Our suggestions are :
> - Make it known by bringing it into main, and create a desktop file for
> gnome-app-install.
> - Make it easily configurable :
>   - External devices : there is currently no easy way to mount
>   them with ntfs-3g. Our specification try to solve this problem, with
>   a zero config method.
>   - Internal devices : Changing /etc/fstab is the only way for them. We 
>   should provide an easy documentation to do it.
> I wanted to have some feedback of the community before register it in
> launchpad.
> All comments, thoughts, and ideas are welcome.
> Cheers,
> Flo

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