Chris Rees wrote:
2009/4/11 Jan Henrik Sylvester <m...@janh.de>:
I need to format NTFS partition to give HD to someone to write things
mkntfs from sysutils/ntfsprogs should do it.
Yuri had already written ONE LINE below your quote:
I tried to use mkntfs from ports/ntfsprogs but it didn't finish after an extremely
long time, > 24hrs.
Yes, sorry, I totally failed to make my point, since I scrapped that
line and forgot about it writing the mail. (The important part was in
the parenthesis you removed.)
My point is that I had problems with ntfsresize from ntfsprogs-2.0.0 not
working, while ntfsresize from ntfsprogs-1.13.1 was doing just fine. (I
hit that twice -- on different computers.)
Thus, I would suggest to try mkntfs from ntfsprogs-1.13.1, if mkntfs
from ntfsprogs-2.0.0 fails.
If the older mkntfs works, it would be another reason to revive the old
ntfsprogs-2.0.0 was criticized, for example in the thread ending with
A developer from ntfs-3g that formerly worked on ntfsprogs recommends to
use the older version: http://www.ntfs-3g.org/support.html#ntfsprogs
I do not really know who is right, but ntfs-3g is actively developed
while ntfsprogs is not, other people seem to trust ntfs-3g more than the
newer version of ntfsprogs, and the arguments of the ntfs-3g developer
I wrote about it last year (before I actually hit problems):
The reply was that there are no new problems known with the 2.0.0
I would like to have ntfsprogs-1.13.1 back -- as ports/ntfsprogs1 or by
reverting ports/ntfsprogs. Thus, Yuri, please try and report back.
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