[OT] Re: Mount NTFS disk as a read and write volume and not read only.

redhatdude at bellsouth.net redhatdude at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 20 02:30:52 UTC 2006

On Nov 19, 2006, at 7:40 PM, Craig White wrote:

> On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 16:29 -0800, Peter Gordon wrote:
>> On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 19:18 -0500, redhatdude at bellsouth.net wrote:
>>> Surely less hassle if the disk wasn't completely full, 26k left.  
>>> When
>>> I did what you're suggesting, the windows installer didn't recognize
>>> the parition format and wanted to reformat it. With ntfsfix I was
>>> able to repair the disk, cause windows crashed when the disk got
>>> full, and with ntfs-3g I mounted it and deleted all the junk it had.
>>> I put it back in the PC and windows booted with no problem.
>>> Thanks
>>> EJ
>> I find it rather amusing that Microsoft's own tools could not fix the
>> NTFS stuff, but Free tools which were entirely reverse-engineered  
>> had no
>> troubles fixing it. :)
> ----
> I would expect that if you put the drive into a computer that had a
> Windows boot disk, you could mount the disk and do much the same  
> thing.
> Not much to marvel at...move on.
> Craig

I place the hard drive in one of those enclosures to make it portable  
and plug it into a PC. It never mounted and after five minutes  
Windows crashed. After restarting the PC, the same happened. This is  
the reason I turned to this list for advice. I think there's enough  
to marvel. I called a PC tech I know and he told me that if the disk  
got completely full it was probably damaged and I had nothing to do  
but reformat it. The Windows XP installer, after booting into rescue  
mode,  gave me an unknown format partition message and asked to  
reformat the drive.
With Fedora it worked.

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