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ntfs-3g.gz issues
« on: June 03, 2011, 02:47:10 PM »
Several queries for ntfs-3g:

1. I can't see this pack anywhere by itself in the download locations. It's worth having this on its own.

2. xfe right-click action mount does not seem consistent - sometimes it will mount my ntfs drive, others not and I can't see yet what the different conditions are.

Help?

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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 03:08:41 PM »
Since the starter packs are a collection of what is normally in several extensions for either networking or installing, unlikely that just a converted ntfs-3g.tcz will be offered.

I have ntfs on the laptop I am using now, I will try to see what the issue is with xfe.

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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 03:21:26 PM »
Xfe seems to rely on the same capability of mounting/umounting and viewing that the underlying system has.  When run as regular user, it will mount an ntfs partition when listed as ntfs but not as ntfs-3g.  The command line mounting/umounting shows the same behavior.  So it is not an issue with Xfe in and of itself, as it is simply not imposing more rights of the user on the system than the system environment allows.

This may or may not be what is causing your issue, but it is what I observed on my box.

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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 03:34:38 AM »
I am not sure what the outcome here is - is it a problem with xfe or with mount or with ntfs-3g?

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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 05:20:06 AM »
Changing the perms on the ntfs-3g binary seems to make it work, and this is a fix that I had read of elsewhere when folks were having the same issue.  Will update later today.

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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011, 02:19:42 PM »
The setuid and setgid bit seemed to have worked.  Uploaded fix.  Please further test and see.

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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011, 01:13:55 PM »
Jason,

how's the ntfs-3g.gz done? Just by unpacking ntfs-3g.tcz and running cpio, or are there any other differences?

A separate ntfs-3g.gz would take off >40% of the The Full/Lite Core images, and would bring it closer to the original Tiny Core Linux, in being the same files with just a different boot loader as well as offering some additional tczs already included.

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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011, 02:57:32 PM »
The starter pack gz's are essentially converted extensions.

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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011, 03:05:37 AM »
I've done some research on the ntfs-3g.gz for the next version of thefullcore.sh script.

As a result I've got a suggestion to make:
- add a link /usr/local/sbin/mount.ntfs -> mount.ntfs-3g
- add a file /etc/init.d/tc_noscan.lst copied from tinycore.gz with the "ntfs"-entry left out

If you add these two, auto-detection of the tce base files will work on ntfs as well as on fat, even with Tiny Core 3.6.

I hope, I was fast enough for 3.7. :)

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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011, 03:12:59 AM »
Great suggestions!  :)

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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2011, 06:59:20 AM »
Will surely do!
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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2011, 05:42:28 PM »
Reposted grub4dos.gz starter pack with suggested changes.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/3.x/starterpacks/
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Re: ntfs-3g.gz issues
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 01:02:35 PM »
Fixed a permission problem on /tmp.
Added menu item and icon for tc-grub4dos GUI installation for quick easy acess from multicore.iso.
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