[arch-releng] [PATCH] [archiso] Document NTFS support (since syslinux 4.06)

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Oct 26 10:28:41 EDT 2012

On 10/26/2012 05:38 AM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 25.10.2012 04:39, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>> -2) Create a FAT32 or EXTFS filesystem on such partition and setup a label.
>> +2) Create a FAT32, EXTFS or NTFS filesystem on such partition and setup a label.
>> +Note: COW is not supported on NTFS.
>>   # mkfs.vfat -F 32 -n <FS-LABEL> <DEV-TARGET-N>
>>   # mkfs.ext4 -L <FS-LABEL> <DEV-TARGET-N>
>> +# mkfs.ntfs -L <FS-LABEL> <DEV-TARGET-N>
> If you don't use sparse files (does NTFS even support them?), then the
> limited write capability of the kernel NTFS driver may be sufficient. It
> can write to existing files without changing their sizes as often as you
> want to. However, operations like file size changes, file creations and
> file deletions may result in "Operation not supported" seemingly
> randomly. (At least that was the state of the driver when ntfs-3g came
> out, I suppose they didn't remove any features since then.)
Yes NTFS support sparse files.

I need to create a files and directories inside.
However an experimental user can create needed COW files manually of 
desired size and use them, who knows if works OK...

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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