IIRC as of kernel 2.6 NTFS (the default kernel for Suse 9.1) write
should be enabled by default having been finally rated as stable. I
can't swear for certain whether Suse have chosen to enable that by
default though, my Suse box has been RMA'd so I can't take a
peek. It may be that Paul will need to re-compile the Suse Kernel to
enable him to use the drive.
On 17 Jul 2004 at 13:36, Tony Whitmore wrote:
Paul Taylor wrote:
HI Chris and Thomas:
I had to go out so abandoned the project for a while.
According to the suse hardware tool the drive is HPFS/NTFS and mounted as:
With Knoppix I could write a test.txt file to it and create a directory easily
enough, although it wouldn't allow me to copy directories, now back in SuSE I
can't write to it or remove the directory. I can see it though.
With the mount comand Thomas:
krell4:~ # mount -o gid=$GID,uid=$UID,defaults /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
or too many mounted file systems
The problem is that there is already some windows rap (with a silent c) on the
drive from school that I can't get rid of as they need ti. If I could format
it I would be fine.
Perhaps I should quite and look for another option for the soon to be lost
NTFS write supprot is still judged experimental under Linux - the kernel
supports read-only by default, for example. It is likely that SUSE only
has read-only support availablem, whilst Knoppix being a "recovery CD"
has the experimental support for NTFS writing. I'm not sure how you'd go
about getting that functionality under SUSE, sorry.
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