[Digikam-users] re NTFS and Wubi

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Wed Sep 7 19:59:10 BST 2011

Op 07-09-11 20:01, Photonoxx schreef:
> Le Wed, 07 Sep 2011 19:38:16 +0200, Paul Verizzo <paulv at paulv.net> a 
> écrit:
>> "I think one of the advantages of Linux is that it plays well with
>> others. Getting Windows to read ext3 HDD's is a pain, Linux will read
>> anything."
>> Ummmmm......it wasn't but a few years ago that NTFS was a complete 
>> mystery to Linux. First, read capabilities, later, write. A major 
>> step forward.
> If you think with a minimum of honesty, you have to recognize it's not 
> the same thing to support a proprietary technology and an open one.
> NTFS is a proprietary tech, so it's understandable it takes some times 
> to be supported by Linux...
> Traditional Linux Filesystems are mainly "opensourced", so it would be 
> easy for Microsoft to support it, but it never does that.
> And now tell me where there's something wrong ?
>> "Hi Paul,
>> Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience. First time I here 
>> about WUBI. I understand it intalls Ubuntu under windows.
>> Few questions:
>> Does it give you a native ubuntu started from within windows, or does 
>> it run on top of windows?
>> Are your drives mounted or mountable as they are in native ubuntu?
>> Does digikam run without trouble?
>> Can you use existing db?
>> Rinus"
>> Hi, it runs native on NTFS as a dual boot. I appear to have been 
>> confused (too many Linux installs lately!) about mounting my NTFS 
>> partitions w/o issue. It shows my D:500_DATA perfectly, as is, in the 
>> menu.
>> However, my C:WINDOWS_OS partition doesn't. My error. It does show in 
>> the Host folder of the Linux directories. However, I am so far unable 
>> to get it to share with me, saying I don't own it. "OF COURSE I DO!!! 
>> I own the computer, I'm the only one using it, blah blah!" :)

> I don't know Wubi, so I don't know how Wubi use partition, but NTFS 
> filesystem comport some information about owner and permission, so 
> it's not easy as with FAT32 filesystem, you may have some options to 
> define if you want to use NTFS.
> In the other hand, I don't really understand what is the problem with 
> Virtualbox since the only thing you need is to set shared folders in 
> Virtualbox parameters and access them by network share on guest system.

Hi photonoxx,
There are so many combinations of different virtual box versions, linux 
versions, hardware and so on and so further that you can not assume that 
if something works on system x it should do it necessarily on system y too.
If you think that there is one procedure for us all and say ,as some 
others too, ¨it´s easy¨, well show us how, a lot of people have trouble 
with it, maybe it could help if you give us a detailed instruction.
Doing as oracle virtual box says: ¨mount -t vboxsf something somewhere¨ 
does not result in an fully accessible drive. Maybe the makers of 
VirtualBox have not a good understanding of Linux.

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