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mounting ntfs in read-write mode

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browny    139
how do i mount ntfs volume in write-read mode in my mandrake-9.2 ( kernel-2.4.35) ? by the way, i recompiled the kernel with "writing to ntfs" enabled altho it says "dangerous." But even if i mount the system in read-write mode (rw) i can't create any new file/folder in my ntfs volume.....

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CoffeeMug    852
You really shouldn't be doing it this way. Do you really want to risk corrupting your entire NTFS partition? You'd be much better off accessing a linux partion from your Windows boot. Look on google for info, I don't remember the program's name off the top of my head.

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Fruny    1658
Linux NTFS write support is very limited, since nobody but MS employees really knows how it works. While it enables you to do in-place modifications of existing files, you cannot create new files (or directories), nor actually cause a file's size to change (because, I assume, the developpers have yet to figure out in where they can write that new data to).

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