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SubjectRe: [: Re: RAW NTFS Partition]
At 03:01 23/11/01, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
>Can you help this person?

I will reply to him off line. Sounds to me he is in desperate need of a
data recovery company not of diskedit... Using diskedit on his part can
damage the volume even more and if it is a whole year worth of work paying
a few thousand dollars to get the data recovered is peanuts... If he
insists then I will help him of course but I think it's a bad idea.

>My 18 months has now expired. I can help on NTFS now if you need some help.

That's cool to know. I am developing a new NTFS driver - NTFS TNG. It is
read-only for now and it is almost complete with regards to basic read
support. I.e. it works NOW. - The only thing that is missing is attribute
list attribute support but I am working on it as we speak. (-;

If you or anyone else of course is interested in participating in
development, have a look. Code is in module ntfs-driver-tng in Sourceforge
linux-ntfs CVS. URL with cvs access details:

Note that the module requires some small changes to the core kernel and the
appropriate patch is maintained in ntfs-driver-tng/patches directory.
Currently kernel 2.4.15-pre4 is supported but patch might apply to later
-pres as well.

After applying the patch and installing the new NTFS module sources NTFS
TNG is completely separate from the kernel tree (all code including headers
is in fs/ntfs and nowhere else and the include/linux/fs.h dependencies are

One word of warning: NTFS TNG requires gcc-2.96 or later to compile. It
will NOT compile with earlier versions of gcc! You will just get a million
or so errors if you try any earlier gcc compiler...

Best regards,


"I've not lost my mind. It's backed up on tape somewhere." - Unknown
Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
Linux NTFS Maintainer / WWW:
ICQ: 8561279 / WWW:

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