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Add support for reading and writing to NTFS, using NTFS-3G.

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openSUSE-11.4
Duplicate of #310229
Status: New

Description

Add support for reading and writing to NTFS, using NTFS-3G.

This feature is already available in Parted Magic (
http://partedmagic.com/ ), and also on other Linux distributions.

About support for NTFS in Linux, using NTFS-3G:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS-3G

http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/

Edit1:

Summary of my suggestion:

My suggestion and that access to reading and writing to NTFS, begin to be done quickly and easily, both for the administrator user (root), both for the normal user (not root), as is already done with the access reading and writing to FAT32.

Edit2:

My idea is that openSUSE Linux, start to have write support to NTFS, also being a normal user (not root), as already occurs in FAT32.

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  • Duplicate of feature #310229:

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png r. n. wrote: (3 years ago)

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?

icons/user_comment.png G. I. wrote: (3 years ago)

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.

icons/user_comment.png G. I. wrote: (3 years ago)

To summarize:

OpenSUSE Linux 11.3 (Final), makes reading NTFS, does more writing to NTFS.

icons/user_comment.png G. I. wrote: (3 years ago)

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.

icons/user_comment.png A. B. wrote: (3 years ago)

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 request.

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NTFS

icons/user_comment.png G. I. wrote: (3 years ago)

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.

icons/user_comment.png G. F. wrote: (3 years ago)

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 findings.

icons/user_comment.png G. I. wrote: (3 years ago)

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.

icons/user_comment.png L. M. wrote: (3 years ago)

I think what is intended to be stated in this openFATE request is that the DEFAULT installation for openSUSE should have the /etc/fstab configured for BOTH read and write to NTFS formatted drives using the NTFS-3G driver, as opposed to the current highly restrictive READ only access which is the current default fstab policy for regular users.

Forcing new users to Linux to have to go to http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NTFS to learn how to edit their /etc/fstab file to get WRITE access to an NTFS partition is counter productive and should no longer be necessary.

The NTFS-3G driver has now proven itself as reliable. So lets get on with updating the /etc/fstab.

As noted, the current restricted READ only policy to NTFS (in the default fstab as setup after an initial install) is no longer required and IMHO its now becoming a detriment to the openSUSE Linux distribution.

Last change: 2 years ago
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