NTFS and Linux

  dave h 22:16 14 Jul 2009

I recently formattted an external USB Hard drive in NTFS format, and when I plug it into my Asus 901 running Linux, the file manager shows the file names, but I can't open the Files. The files in question are .jpg files. I've had no problems using other USB thumb drives with Linux, so Help!!

  woodchip 22:21 14 Jul 2009

thumb drives are Fat format not NTFS

  Taff™ 22:30 14 Jul 2009

FAT format by default but can be formatted, like external drives, to NTFS - which Linux doesn`t like too much. Similarly Linux Distro`s have their own format systems which Windows can`t recognise fully. God help us when the Google OS hits us!

  LastChip 23:32 14 Jul 2009

Which Linux distro is your 901 running?

Linux can read NTFS, but not always write to it, although, that is changing. However, not all distros have the required driver.

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