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[openFATE 310155] Add support for reading and writing to NTFS, using NTFS-3G.
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  • Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 23:31:48 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Genix Info (genixinfo)
Feature #310155, revision 10
Title: Add support for reading and writing to NTFS, using NTFS-3G.

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Genix Info (genixinfo)

Add support for reading and writing to NTFS, using NTFS-3G.
This feature is already available in Parted Magic ( ( ), and also on other
Linux distributions.
About support for NTFS in Linux, using NTFS-3G:

#1: ron neilly (rjneilly) (2010-07-18 21:02:45)
This is already in the openSUSE distribution in the oss repository.
v11.1 ships with ntfs-3g-1.5012-2.15
v11.2 ships with ntfs-3g-2009.4.4-3.1
v11.3 ships with ntfs-3g-2010.3.6-1.12
So what makes you think it needs to be added?

#2: Genix Info (genixinfo) (2010-07-19 04:57:12) (reply to #1)
On openSUSE Linux 11.3 (Final), has installed the ntfs-3g, the more it
happens, that only works on ntfs reading, writing and does not work on
ntfs partitions.
My suggestion and comes with support for reading and writing to ntfs
partitions using ntfs-3g.

#3: Genix Info (genixinfo) (2010-07-19 05:00:00)
To summarize:
OpenSUSE Linux 11.3 (Final), makes reading NTFS, does more writing to

#4: Genix Info (genixinfo) (2010-07-19 05:08:00)
Parted Magic makes reading and writing to NTFS and openSUSE Linux only
makes reading my suggestion and that the openSUSE Linux, support
reading and writing to NTFS, as Parted Magic has been doing.

#5: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400) (2010-07-19 05:49:49) (reply to #4)
As has been pointed out clearly in comment #1, both reading from and
writing to an NTFS file system works out of the box from openSUSE 11.0
onwards. Please consult the wiki or google before opening a FATE

#6: Genix Info (genixinfo) (2010-07-19 08:44:54) (reply to #5)
I understand.
But what happens is that I have a dual-boot setup where I have openSUSE
Linux 11.3 (Final), along with Windows 7, the same computer, I only
have access to reading and writing to NTFS as the root user, I wanted
to be given access as a user (not root) as well, or, for security
reasons, write access to NTFS partitions could be easy, I would only
have to enter the root password in manager File (Konqueror, or
whatever.) via a shortcut, and ready, then I would read and write to
NTFS, so quick and easy.

#7: Greg Freemyer (gregfreemyer) (2010-07-20 01:14:13) (reply to #6)
I think you need to close this entry, then hash out what you really
want somewhere else, then if needed at all re-open a new fate entry.
I don't have a dual boot setup handy, but I think all your asking for
is a different fstab entry.
If true, it should be easy for you to do for a one-off solution.  And
once you have it fugured out you can create a new fate entry asking for
the default fstab entry for ntfs partitions to be set per your

+ #8: Genix Info (genixinfo) (2010-07-21 23:31:34) (reply to #7)
+ My suggestion and that access to NTFS, begin to be made quickly and
+ easily, both for admin user (root), both for normal user (not root), as
+ already occurs with access to FAT32.

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