[UFO Chicago] ntfs on linux

eviljoel eviljoel at linux.com
Sun May 6 15:03:56 PDT 2012

Hello Calvin,

I'm not all that familiar with ntfsprogs, but in my experience, Ubuntu
is pretty good about leaving the NTFS partition in a Windows bootable

- eviljoel

On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM, Calvin Pryor <calvinpryor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a 1T SATA drive (formatted as NTFS) on a Windows machine and I think
> the SATA controller card is failing.
> I want to put the drive in my Ubuntu machine to rule out what's failing (the
> drive or the SATA card) and back up the data on the drive.
> If I mount the NTFS partition in Linux, will all the partition info remain
> unchanged ? So that at any point in the future, Windows will still recognize
> the partition (w/o having to jump through any hoops) ?
> What if I use tools like ntfsprogs to get partition info on the drive while
> it's mounted in Linux ? Will these type of tools leave the NTFS partition
> info unchanged so Windows will still auto recognize everything ?
> ------------------------------------
> Calvin Pryor
> calvinpryor at gmail.com
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