[ILUG] cfdisk/lilo and WinXP/NTFS compatible?
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Mon Jan 14 17:00:36 GMT 2002
On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 04:54:22PM +0000, cout at eircom.net mentioned:
> Actually yes, I might be able to copy the entire partition onto another
> hdd, repartition and copy it back, hmm, this could be doable, I
> might even fit the whole lot onto a 2.5gb disk I have making itself
> useless. Fips - nope, as near as I call tell the only apps that can
> resize ntfs currently are commercial, which sucks, but what can you
> do? If Linux could write to NTFS as opposed to being read-only then it
> might make resizing a bit more possible?
> Does anyone have any clue as to why writing to ntfs is so problematic?
Microsoft change the filesystem spec every release. So, something that
writes to a Win2000 fs fine can cause disk corruption on a WinXP box.
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