[ubuntu-users] NTFS buggy under Ubuntu
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 21:21:41 UTC 2009
Ted Hilts - Thunderbird Acct. wrote:
> 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.
I assume the Ubuntu your talking about here is one you loaded into
free space on a computer with Windows already running. This I know
> 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.
Where did the dual boot Ubuntu XP come from?
> 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.
I have never tried to make a directory on a NTFS partition with
Ubuntu. Not sure Ubuntu can do that yet.
> 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.
Your talking about at least two computers and two versions of some
Ubuntu and two versions of XP. Tell us what version of Ubuntu your
> In short, the NTFS system operating under Ubuntu
> periodically hangs as explained.
Sorry I missed the point.
> Can someone fire off a bug report to the Ubuntu developers?
Not until you say what version of Ubuntu and some other clarifications.
> 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.
Not a problem.
> What provisions if any
> are needed to ensure that XP machines can access the share(s) on the
> newly formatted drive.
XP cannot read a exp3 formatted partition.
> 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
> formatted, etc.
> 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?)
When you load the last Ubuntu it will also install a Grub with all
your stuff available. I think.
> 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.
You need to read a good book on Ubuntu and XP.
> Thanks -- Ted
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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