1 config NTFS_FS 2 tristate "NTFS file system support" 3 select NLS 4 help 5 NTFS is the file system of Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003. 6 7 Saying Y or M here enables read support. There is partial, but 8 safe, write support available. For write support you must also 9 say Y to "NTFS write support" below. 10 11 There are also a number of user-space tools available, called 12 ntfsprogs. These include ntfsundelete and ntfsresize, that work 13 without NTFS support enabled in the kernel. 14 15 This is a rewrite from scratch of Linux NTFS support and replaced 16 the old NTFS code starting with Linux 2.5.11. A backport to 17 the Linux 2.4 kernel series is separately available as a patch 18 from the project web site. 19 20 For more information see <file:Documentation/filesystems/ntfs.txt> 21 and <http://www.linux-ntfs.org/>. 22 23 To compile this file system support as a module, choose M here: the 24 module will be called ntfs. 25 26 If you are not using Windows NT, 2000, XP or 2003 in addition to 27 Linux on your computer it is safe to say N. 28 29 config NTFS_DEBUG 30 bool "NTFS debugging support" 31 depends on NTFS_FS 32 help 33 If you are experiencing any problems with the NTFS file system, say 34 Y here. This will result in additional consistency checks to be 35 performed by the driver as well as additional debugging messages to 36 be written to the system log. Note that debugging messages are 37 disabled by default. To enable them, supply the option debug_msgs=1 38 at the kernel command line when booting the kernel or as an option 39 to insmod when loading the ntfs module. Once the driver is active, 40 you can enable debugging messages by doing (as root): 41 echo 1 > /proc/sys/fs/ntfs-debug 42 Replacing the "1" with "0" would disable debug messages. 43 44 If you leave debugging messages disabled, this results in little 45 overhead, but enabling debug messages results in very significant 46 slowdown of the system. 47 48 When reporting bugs, please try to have available a full dump of 49 debugging messages while the misbehaviour was occurring. 50 51 config NTFS_RW 52 bool "NTFS write support" 53 depends on NTFS_FS 54 help 55 This enables the partial, but safe, write support in the NTFS driver. 56 57 The only supported operation is overwriting existing files, without 58 changing the file length. No file or directory creation, deletion or 59 renaming is possible. Note only non-resident files can be written to 60 so you may find that some very small files (<500 bytes or so) cannot 61 be written to. 62 63 While we cannot guarantee that it will not damage any data, we have 64 so far not received a single report where the driver would have 65 damaged someones data so we assume it is perfectly safe to use. 66 67 Note: While write support is safe in this version (a rewrite from 68 scratch of the NTFS support), it should be noted that the old NTFS 69 write support, included in Linux 2.5.10 and before (since 1997), 70 is not safe. 71 72 This is currently useful with TopologiLinux. TopologiLinux is run 73 on top of any DOS/Microsoft Windows system without partitioning your 74 hard disk. Unlike other Linux distributions TopologiLinux does not 75 need its own partition. For more information see 76 <http://topologi-linux.sourceforge.net/> 77 78 It is perfectly safe to say N here.