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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Oct 26 10:34:39 EDT 2012

Am 26.10.2012 16:28, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>> 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...

Alternatively: I just looked, and ntfs-3g + fuse + fuse kernel module is
still under 2MB - compressed with xz-squashfs, this could be less than
1MB. Although the use case is rare, adding it is unproblematic.

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