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SubjectRe: Current status of NTFS support

> Where does write support for NTFS stand at the moment? I noticed that it's
> still marked "Dangerous" in the kernel configuration. This is important to me
> because it looks like I'll have to start using it next week. My office laptop
> is going to be "upgraded" from Windows 98 to 2000. Of course, I hardly ever
> boot into Windows any more since installing a Linux partition last year. But
> our corporate email standard forces me to use Lotus Notes, which I run under
> Wine. The Notes executables and databases are installed on my Windows
> partition. The upgrade, though, will involve wiping the hard drive, allocating
> the whole drive to a single NTFS partition, and reinstalling Notes after
> installing Windows 2000 . That means bye-bye FAT32 partition and hello NTFS. I
> can't mount it read-only because I'll still have to update my Notes databases
> from Linux. So how risky is this?

You need to update notes databases. Fine. Why not
cp -a /ntfs/lotus.databases /usr and only ever update them on ext2?

Granted, you will not be able to use lotus notes under w2000. Does it
I'm "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
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