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Re: [SLE] Need file share help!
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 15:48:27 +1000
  • Message-id: <44BF192B.2030500@xxxxxxxxxx>
stephan beal wrote:
On Wednesday 19 July 2006 03:38, Basil Chupin wrote:
Any Samba hints would also be appreciated.
Cannot help out with samba but re the formatting- to share either use
Fat16 or, better, FAT32. Linux can read ntfs but cannot (yet) write
to it.

Linux *can* write to ntfs (for many years it couldn't), but it's "generally not recommended".

Some links:

http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/
http://bisqwit.iki.fi/story/howto/ntfs/
http://www.linux-ntfs.org/

If it is only in the experimental stage then it is not a useful thing to tell someone who is probably a 'newbie' to format a partition in NTFS to be used in Linux. When you install SuSE it creates any NTFS partitions in fstab as "read only"; if linux could write to NTFS then there would not be this limitation.

Cheers.



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"It is well known that among the blind, the one-eyed man is king".

Desiderius Erasmus


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