[CentOS] Re: case insensitive file system

Thu May 1 23:21:55 UTC 2008
Szabolcs Szakacsits <szaka at ntfs-3g.org>

Kevin Krieser <k_krieser at ...> writes:
> I can't think of anything I did special other than using force because  
> I hadn't done a Safely Remove device on Windows last time.

The 'force' mount option can indeed cause corruption. From the ntfs-3g 

  force  Force the mounting even if the NTFS logfile is unclean. The 
         logfile will be unconditionally cleared. Use this option with 
         caution and for your own responsibility.

Though not necessarily this was the real reason but not using the 
'Safely Remove' on Windows. Typically the manual of an external 
hard disk also warns about this. 

In fact, one can even lose data due to Windows bugs if things are 
done correctly, as for instance this Microsoft article describes:

Regards,  Szaka

NTFS-3G: http://ntfs-3g.org