[CentOS] NTFS and elrepo

Rod Rook rod.rook at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 14:43:12 UTC 2009


> This is just a followup post for those who would like to know how this
> conversation developed. The details are in this ELRepo mailing list
> thread:
>
> http://lists.elrepo.org/pipermail/elrepo/2009-November/000102.html
>
> In short, the write support offered by the kernel (hence kmod-ntfs) is
> quite limited.  Alan Bartlett pointed to this section of the kernel
> Kconfig file:
>
> "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."
>
> Conclusion is, if you need to write to NTFS, you should use ntfs-3g.
>
> Akemi
>

I can write, rename, create folders and files under kernel
-2.6.18-164.2.1.el5
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