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CONFIG_NTFS_RW: NTFS write support

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_NTFS_RW has multiple definitions:

NTFS write support found in fs/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_NTFS_RW:

Help text

This enables the partial, but safe, write support in the NTFS driver.

The only supported operation is overwriting existing files, without changing the file length. No file or directory creation, deletion or renaming is possible. Note only non-resident files can be written to so you may find that some very small files (<500 bytes or so) cannot be written to.

While we cannot guarantee that it will not damage any data, we have so far not received a single report where the driver would have damaged someones data so we assume it is perfectly safe to use.

Note: While write support is safe in this version (a rewrite from scratch of the NTFS support), it should be noted that the old NTFS write support, included in Linux 2.5.10 and before (since 1997), is not safe.

This is currently useful with TopologiLinux. TopologiLinux is run on top of any DOS/Microsoft Windows system without partitioning your hard disk. Unlike other Linux distributions TopologiLinux does not need its own partition. For more information see http://topologi-linux.sourceforge.net/

It is perfectly safe to say N here.

NTFS write support found in fs/ntfs/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_NTFS_RW:

Help text

This enables the partial, but safe, write support in the NTFS driver.

The only supported operation is overwriting existing files, without changing the file length. No file or directory creation, deletion or renaming is possible. Note only non-resident files can be written to so you may find that some very small files (<500 bytes or so) cannot be written to.

While we cannot guarantee that it will not damage any data, we have so far not received a single report where the driver would have damaged someones data so we assume it is perfectly safe to use.

Note: While write support is safe in this version (a rewrite from scratch of the NTFS support), it should be noted that the old NTFS write support, included in Linux 2.5.10 and before (since 1997), is not safe.

This is currently useful with TopologiLinux. TopologiLinux is run on top of any DOS/Microsoft Windows system without partitioning your hard disk. Unlike other Linux distributions TopologiLinux does not need its own partition. For more information see http://topologi-linux.sourceforge.net/

It is perfectly safe to say N here.

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