SPEC : Write Support For NTFS

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at lichota.net
Thu Oct 19 11:53:32 BST 2006

Daniel Koć napisał(a):
> Of those 3 the most important for me is missing chkdsk/fsck.ntfs. I had 
> the situation, where Windows XP was not able to boot, so shared 
> Thunderbird and Firefox data folders on NTFS partition was not accesible 
> for normal rw operations. If the problems was not big, mounting with 
> "force" option was enough, but sometimes ntfs-3g didn't like to mount at 
> all, no matter if "force" was present. IIRC that was when filesystem 
> checking was required - quite common situation, I think.

Is it possible to run Windows checkdisk utility using Wine?
This would solve the problem.

> As for scarying users with software "based on reverse engineering" - 
> AFAIK Samba and Wine follow the same principle.

I completely agree.
BTW. What alternative do we have? Forcing Microsoft to port their driver
to Linux or providing documentation? Be reasonable.

	Krzysztof Lichota

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