[ubuntu-users] NTFS buggy under Ubuntu
Ted Hilts - Thunderbird Acct.
thilts at mcsnet.ca
Sun Jan 25 20:50:45 UTC 2009
I am now convinced that a hard drive formatted NTFS operating under the
Ubuntu OS is buggy by hanging because it cannot complete a critical
housekeeping operation. Not only that but the Ubuntu OS cannot restore
the ability in the bash shell to build a new directory. The only way I
have found to deal with this inability is to shut down the Ubuntu system
and bring up the dual -booted XP system and then create a directory.
Then I have to shut down the XP machine and boot up the Ubuntu machine
which thereafter is able to create directories on the NTFS hard drive.
The exercise of shutting down has no purpose other than to create on the
dual-booted XP a new directory which can later be discarded on the
Ubuntu machine. In short, the NTFS system operating under Ubuntu
periodically hangs as explained.
Can someone fire off a bug report to the Ubuntu developers?
It's been a while so I am now asking. I want to take a currently
formatted NTFS hard drive and format it as ext3. What provisions if any
are needed to ensure that XP machines can access the share(s) on the
newly formatted drive.
Also, what are the sequence of steps/commands or some template of such.
For example, I think I have to first dismount the hard drive to be
And also I want to create partitions which I think has to be done prior
to the above formatting.
Last, but not necessarily the right order, I want to add another
instance of Ubuntu on the existing dual boot arrangement of XP and
Ubuntu. This means that one of 3 boots would be possible (one XP, and
two Ubuntu -- the newest Ubuntu having a large partition for hibernation
purposes. Since this new Ubuntu will be on the above ext3 disk and there
are a total of 7 hard drives how do I identify and ensure that GRUB will
properly deal with it and if not what would be the boot up command line
that would force the boot (could I get an example?)
Would a Knoppix live CD be of any value for any of the above efforts? I
can't believe I've forgotten so much and that so much has changed. It's
been over 10 years since I messed with command level activities like
this. Too many automatic menu driven efforts make the mind go squashy.
Thanks -- Ted
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