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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Linux-NTFS project, first public release
On Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 06:14:33PM -0600, lists@frednet.dyndns.org wrote:
>
> Thank goodness, it's about time. :-)


To date, I have provided tools to 7,000+ folks who use this driver that
trash their NTFS partitions. TRG will discontinue distribution of these
tools at this point since Anton has a Linux based version.

Please do not email me for any more NT based repair tools for damaged
NTFS partitions trashed by Linux. Please contact Andre and use his
tools instead. I will inform Microsoft I will no longer be providing
these tools since Anton now has something that will do the job.

:-)

Jeff

>
> On Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 07:08:44PM +0000, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> > This is to announce the first public release of the Linux-NTFS project
> > hosted on sourceforge. The project page, where you can download the source
> > code tar ball or rpm as well as precompiled RPMs for RedHat Linux 7.0 (i386
> > architecture only), is:
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-ntfs/
> > You can also use the CVS server if you prefer...
> > Note, that you need the kernel headers installed to compile linux-ntfs
> > source (probably you will need 2.4.x kernel headers and not 2.2.x ones but
> > I haven't actually checked whether it works with 2.2.x or not).
> >
> > The first release contains the all new and wonderful ntfsfix utility, which
> > repairs some of the damage that the current Linux NTFS driver does when
> > writing to an NTFS partition.
> >
> > If you are doing any writing to NTFS partitions using the Linux NTFS driver
> > this is an absolute *MUST* at the present time. It won't solve all
> > problems, but it goes quite some way to prevent data corruption.
> >
> > Run it after dismounting your NTFS partition in Linux but before rebooting
> > into Windows NT/2000.
> >
> > Note, after running the utility, when Windows boots up it will run an
> > automatic chkdsk on the partition which will finish fixing the damage done
> > by the Linux NTFS driver without corrupting the written data or any other
> > data (as long as the Linux NTFS driver hasn't corrupted something beyond
> > repair, obviously).
> >
> > For amusement value, the first release also includes the ntfsdump_logfile
> > utility which when used on an NTFS partition will display information about
> > the journal ($LogFile) of that partition.
> >
> > Finally both these utilities make use of the also included NTFS library
> > which offer NTFS access to open source programs. It is currently under
> > heavy development and the API is not going to remain as it is so don't use
> > it yet for your own programs.
> >
> > For everyone interested in NTFS on-disk structures and functionality, you
> > will find the doc directory and especially the include directory to be of
> > great interest as the later includes header files with all known to me NTFS
> > structures. I still haven't gone through all the NTFS information that is
> > available so they are considered work in progress but are fairly complete I
> > thing. Most people will probably find that the $LogFile structures have
> > never been published before anywhere and now we have the restart area
> > structure definitions.
> >
> > Any problems compiling/running the utilities, just give me a shout, or even
> > better submit bug reports on the project page!
> >
> > Enjoy!
> >
> > Anton
> >
> >
> > --
> > "Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet get the work done". -
> > Linus Torvalds
> > --
> > Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at cam.ac.uk> (replace at with @)
> > Linux NTFS Maintainer / WWW: http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-ntfs/
> > ICQ: 8561279 / WWW: http://www-stu.christs.cam.ac.uk/~aia21/
> >
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