Reliable Windows Vista partition writing from Linux

The first thing to do in order to mount a windows vista partition (in a reliable read-write mode) from a Linux, is to add support for FUSE, which means to add support for filesystem in userspace

Support for FUSE was added to linux kernel from the 2.6.14 version. To enable it:
File systems  --->
<*> Filesystem in Userspace support

After recompiling and booting the kernel, it’s necessary to install NTFS-3G. In gentoo linux this means issuing a “emerge sys-fs/ntfs3g”

To mount the driver:

ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /mnt/win

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One comment on “Reliable Windows Vista partition writing from Linux

  1. Fitzcarraldo says:

    In case someone arrives here via googling, make sure to set the udev USE flag so that a udev rule is installed when you merge the ntfs3g package.

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