NTFS Information

This page has links to all the sources of information maintained by the Linux NTFS Project. If you have any comments or suggestions please email the development mailing list: linux-ntfs-dev@sourceforge.net

NTFS FAQ - Everything you ever wanted to know

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NTFS Support for RedHat and Fedora

Due to legal worries, the kernel that RedHat and Fedora install don't support NTFS. You can download an RPM (Software Package) to provide NTFS support. The RPM comes with detailed instructions.

Non-destructive Resizing of an NTFS Volume

There are many proprietary programs to resize an NTFS Volume, but they are all expensive. Now, there's a free alternative: ntfsresize. It even comes with complete source code.

LDM (Windows Dynamic Disks) FAQ

Manual Pages for the NTFS Progs

These pages describe how to use the userspace tools we have written. Have a look at the Status Page to see what other tools may be coming soon.

HOWTO Compile a Linux Kernel with NTFS support

This guide helps you through building your own kernel. It makes reference to the Kernel HOWTO - http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html (the definitive guide).

HOWTO Read a file from NTFS (Technical)

This is only of interest to programmers. It is a very brief guide to reading a file from an NTFS Volume. Hopefully, it will servce as an overview of NTFS, making the NTFS Documentation more accessible.

NTFS Documentation (Technical)

The NTFS documentation shows the on-disk format of an NTFS volume. Windows NT, 2000 and XP use NTFS, a filesystem resembling a database.

LDM Documentation (Technical)

The LDM documentation shows the on-disk structure of the Logical Disk Manager database. Windows 2000 and XP use the LDM to support Dynamic Disks which allow the creation of Striped, Spanned, Mirrored and RAID5 volumes. The partitioning scheme is held in a database at the end of the physical disk.