Subject: Re: Does i386 support NTFS5 now?
To: Georges Heinesch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rick Byers <rb-netbsd@BigScaryChildren.net>
Date: 11/01/2001 17:53:10
Take a look at: http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/current/
Basically, you want to download and install the latest snapshot from
ftp.netbsd.org (kernel and userland) - just like you would a regular
You might even be able to get by just by running snapshots. If you want
code newer than that available in snapshot form (probably inevitable), I
suggest you keep your source up to date with anoncvs (ignore the stuff
about "sup", anoncvs is superior in my oppinion, it just hasn't been
available as long as sup). After updating your source, you just build a
new kernel, reboot, and rebuild the userland (although some people skip /
postpone the last step - it can take a while).
On 1 Nov 2001, Georges Heinesch wrote:
> Date: 1 Nov 2001 14:40:51 +0100
> From: Georges Heinesch <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Does i386 support NTFS5 now?
> Quoting Rick Byers (31-Oct-01 16:27:17):
> > On 31 Oct 2001, Georges Heinesch wrote:
> > [...]
> >> > I can read my Windows 2000
> >> > NTFS partition (presumably "ntfs5") no problem under
> >> > NetBSD-current.
> >> If Win2000 acccesses this partition, it's for sure NTFS5.
> >> I guess there's no write support yet for NTFS5?
> >> Do you know whether NetBSD 1.5 is able to do read NTFS5?
> > There is ("limited") write support for NTFS4. Wouldn't that mean
> > NetBSD could also write to NTFS5 partitions but without using any of
> > the new NTFS5 features? I haven't tried it personally (my only NTFS
> > partition is my W2K boot partition, and I don't want to risk hosing
> > it), but I suspect it will work fine.
> > There is no difference between the mount_ntfs(8) mangpage on
> > -current and
> > 1.5, so I'd assume the functionality is roughly the same. There
> > appear to be atleast a couple bug fixes in -current that aren't on
> > the 1.5 branch, but a quick scan of CVS Log messages doesn't show
> > any major functionality differences.
> I never used a -current module. Can you confirm that I just have to
> download the kernel source and recompile it, right?
> ftp - pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-current ... and then?
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