[ubuntu-users] NTFS buggy under Ubuntu

Robert Parker rlp1938 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 05:59:28 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 3:50 AM, Ted Hilts - Thunderbird Acct.
<thilts at mcsnet.ca> 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. 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.

FWIW I had a lot of difficulty writing to an NTFS partition on a USB
portable hard drive when I still had the original Xandros on my eeePc
701. By that I mean it took 2 to 3 hours to copy a 4 gig DVD iso
image. Have not tried it since I put eeebuntu on it.

maybe install ntfsprogs it's in the repos. Have had no experience with
it though.

> 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.

I found this at the top of the list when I googled "windows ext3 tools"
Again I have had no experience using it.

snipped the rest.
Bob Parker
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