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« on: May 25, 2007, 08:35:57 am »

VL it is a great tool for linux users . This is the diference ....beautiful and fulli functional . Just a minor problem with NTFS .why it is not mounted RW  automaticalli  in .etc/fstab ? for a new commer it is not a good impresion :-( but i think this is minor VL it is fast stable and beautiful

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 08:43:29 am »

Safe NTFS write is a recent occurrence in Linux with FUSE/NTFS-3G, which went 1.0 relatively recently. It is available in the VL 5.8 series but the vasm mount scripts have not been updated yet to reflect this, because resources have been concentrated on development of a totally new vasm.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 09:41:55 am »

I don't understand the poll question.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007, 01:13:08 pm »

Safe NTFS write is a recent occurrence in Linux with FUSE/NTFS-3G, which went 1.0 relatively recently. It is available in the VL 5.8 series but the vasm mount scripts have not been updated yet to reflect this, because resources have been concentrated on development of a totally new vasm.

Please tell me more details on this.

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 03:08:33 pm »

Safe NTFS write is a recent occurrence in Linux with FUSE/NTFS-3G, which went 1.0 relatively recently. It is available in the VL 5.8 series but the vasm mount scripts have not been updated yet to reflect this, because resources have been concentrated on development of a totally new vasm.

At this time, I don't think read/write to NTFS should be the default. I don't think ntfs-3g comes with any guarantees, though lots of experience shows it is safe. Nevertheless, a user should know that until recently, writing to ntfs was risky. The user should decide whether he or she is comfortable with writing to ntfs now.

What we need is some obvious instructions on how to enable ntfs-3g in /etc/fstab. Perhaps a commented line?
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 05:21:53 pm »

What we need is some obvious instructions on how to enable ntfs-3g in /etc/fstab. Perhaps a commented line?

What I've always done is follow the example line in /etc/fstab with the ntfs filesystem and just changing ntfs to ntfs-3g.
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007, 08:39:09 pm »

What I've always done is follow the example line in /etc/fstab with the ntfs filesystem and just changing ntfs to ntfs-3g.

I don't believe there is a commented example that allows users access to the NTFS drive. This is one line in my /etc/fstab:
/dev/hda5   /mnt/win_d    ntfs-3g  defaults,allow_other,umask=0,users 0 0

Mounting the drive isn't the problem. The problem is giving users access to it. The question comes up again and again, so something must not be doing the job of explaining how to do it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007, 11:39:18 pm »

http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=318.msg16342#msg16342
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007, 04:49:51 pm »

Maybe we should have something in the HowTo section? Or maybe it's already there and I missed it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007, 06:42:24 pm »

As this has been asked quite often lately, I put it in FAQs:
http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3127
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