[lug] Setting up NTFS partition on Dual boot Microsoft/Linux machine

David L. Willson DLWillson at TheGeek.NU
Tue Sep 14 16:20:12 MDT 2010

NTFS has no sticky bit. That's Linux/UNIX. 

I've been using NTFS to share stuph between for about a year or so. Works well for me, and doesn't have a low file-size limit. A bit slow when doing very large transfers, but that's all. 

David L. Willson 
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----- "Gordon Golding" <gordongoldin at aim.com> wrote: 
I'm going to set up a laptop for dual boot. 
> In the past, I always just used FAT32 as a "sharing/communications area" between the 2 boots. 
> Question: 
> Just how good/stable is the NTFS for Linux? 
> It's been a little while since I looked into it, but before it seemed that reading NTFS with Linux was fine, but that writing NTFS still had some sticky bits with permissions, etc. 

> Gordon Golding 
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