[TriLUG] Writing to NTFS in Linux?
gxti at partiallystapled.com
Sun Apr 30 11:18:21 EDT 2006
Brian Henning wrote:
> Hi Gang,
> I just noticed today that
> mount [-t ntfs] /dev/some_ntfs_partition /mnt/target
> no longer defaults to read-only [at least, I think it used to...].
> Isn't writing NTFS in Linux still regarded as "experimental," meaning
> "don't try it if you value your data?" I now am sure to include ro in
> my -o options anyway.. but am I right to remain wary of letting Linux
> write to my NTFS partitions?
NTFS is pretty stable these days. You cannot create new files or resize
existing ones, so "write support" translates to "write over existing
files", but it's safe for the most part.
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