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Re: [SLE] SuSE 9.1 Success
  • From: Donn Washburn <n5xwb@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 08:08:46 -0500
  • Message-id: <40B0A25E.1040909@xxxxxxxxxx>
Jerry Feldman wrote:
On Sat, 22 May 2004 14:37:54 -0700 (PDT)
"Thom Nuzum" <linux@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


On Sat, 2004-05-22 at 19:50, Thom nuzum wrote:

Regarding NTFS what is the advantage for the home user?

None that I can think of, except M$ made it a real bitch to
install windows XP home on fat...

The advantage of NTFS is that it is a better file system than FAT32 and
it uses journalling. However, you still have the fragmentation problems.
The disadvantage to the Linux user is that you have limited access to
the file system in that read-only access works, but read-write access is
still experimental.
This is disadvantage to a Linux and other NON Winblows OS. However, lets think of it as a Windows problem and not a Linux one.
So "It is limitation to Microsoft Window NTFS users."

The best way I have heard to beat the problem is by having 3 partitions.
NTFS (bootable), fat32/16 (smaller for data), and Linux (any fs type). Linux writes to the fat32 and then that flawed NTFS system can import from there.

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