Read/write NTFS from Ubuntu
owen.townend at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 08:08:35 BST 2008
On 12/04/2008, David B Teague <davidbteague at verizon.net> wrote:
> Owen Townend wrote:
> > Ultimately I want to run everything I need to run using Ubuntu only,
> > with Finale (music notation) and one or two other programs running
> > either with Wine or otherwise (VM Ware?) At that point I will move
> > everything to Ubuntu. OK. not Ubuntu, rather, Kubunu. -- and
> > Windows.
> > David Teague
> > Double Bass in Fifths Tuning.
> > Hey,
> > If your ultimate goal is to be rid of windows then you may be better
> > off getting thunderbird in XP to look on your ext3 partition instead
> > of the other way around. It will make the eventual step of wiping the
> > XP partition that much less hassle.
> > Check out http://www.fs-driver.org for an XP ext2/3 driver.
> > cheers,
> > Owen.
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> Hey, Owen
> Many thanks. It occurred to me after I had sent that message that I
> might want to move the profile to the [K]Ubuntu side.
> I will need that driver to make ext2/3 available to XP. Is there a
> driver that enables XP to read/write the Reisserfs?
Short answer: read only (AFAIK)
The few that I've looked at are in various stages of beta/early release:
or are dedicated to read-only access:
http://www.p-nand-q.com/download/rfstool.html (backend) &
http://yareg.akucom.de/ (a GUI frontend)
A better question is do I want to use Reisserfs or ext3fs?
I use reiserfs on my mythtv/fileserver which works beautifully, but for
windows compatability I think ext2/3 is the way to go.
Note, ntfs-3g drivers are quite usable, I just thought I'd throw the 'other
side' option in as it is what I've ended up using for my Gutsy/XP dualboot
desktop. I only really boot XP for gaming, but it's nice to have access
especially my document and download folders.
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