RW support for NTFS in SL

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coolquasar, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. coolquasar macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I came across that the SL build 10a190 has native read/write support and the final supposed GM 10a432 doesnt have the RW support for NTFS drives.

    I am jus thinkin if the changes can be ported from 10a190 to 10a432.
    Please suggest me if such a thing would really work?

    If so, could any one upload the following files from the 10a190 SL build and PM me the links

    Code:
    Navigate to: Contents of OSInstall.mpkg/Contents of EssentialSystemSoftware/Contents of EssentialSystemSoftwareGroup/Contents of BaseSystem.pkg
    from this package select those files:
    
    /System/Library/Extensions/ntfs.kext   (and/or) /System/Library/Extensions/ntfs-rw.kext
    
    /System/Library/Filesystems/ntfs.fs
    /sbin/mount_ntfs
    /sbin/fstyp_ntfs
    
    This would be really helpful to bring native NTFS read/write support
    Any help in this regards will greatly be appreciated!!!!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MikeDTyke macrumors 6502a

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    MacFUSE has gotten a lot more stable, why put yourself through the pain of hacking SL support back in?
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Agreed

    I use NTFS-3G with no issues at all and it is free

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. mmoran27 macrumors 6502

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    How fast are these?

    I tried one of these, I think macfuse and it was extremely slow to copy gigabytes of data.
     
  5. coolquasar thread starter macrumors member

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    I have tested MacFuse and NTFS-3G.

    MacFuse doesnt have great transfer speeds, especially when u have multiple files and large gigs of data

    NTFS-3G corrupted my NTFS drive, that I lost all the files in "My Documents" in windows. It was a costly fail. I cant take it any more time...

    Moreover, I trust Apple implementation of RW support in NTFS drives.

    If any of u have the 10a190 SL build, please the upload and PM me the link for the files i have mentioned in the first thread....

    thanks in advance
     
  6. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

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    Besides, NTFS-3g doesn't support the real x64 kernel in 10.6. I really wish that Apple hadn't sh*tcanned proper NTFS support after the earliest betas.
     
  7. NSK123 macrumors regular

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    I have a bunch of NTFS drives laying around and I can honestly say that macFUSE isn't that good, It's kinda unstable when you try transfering hundreds o' Gigs data around which isn't viable for most people

    I have personally found that Paragon's "NTFS for MacOSX 7.0" is ALOT better and just as stable as when you transfer files in windows, and it is in fact faster than macfuse as far as I have concluded.
    http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/
     
  8. MadMonkey macrumors newbie

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    +1
    Although it will be interesting to see what Apple comes up with for Snow Leopard.
     
  9. coolquasar thread starter macrumors member

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    But, since the native RW support for NTFS has been removed in 10a432 SL build, it could be that, Apple may not ship the disc with NTFS RW support...So am jus thinking of porting the changes frm 10a190 to 10a432...

    Any help in this regards will be great...
    If ppl are interested, may be we could join n try out things...
     
  10. coolquasar thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey ppl,

    I am tryin to port the NTFS RW support from 10a190 build to 10a432 SL build

    I downloaded the 10a190 SL build and did the following..Â*

    Used pacifist to open the OSInstall.mpkg from the SL image file

    Then navigated to Contents of EssentialSystemSoftware/Contents of EssentialSystemSoftwareGroup/Contents of BaseSystem.pkg

    installed the below files from the pkg onto the appropriate locations

    /System/Library/Extensions/ntfs.kext
    /System/Library/Filesystems/ntfs.fs
    /sbin/mount_ntfs
    /sbin/fstyp_ntfs

    (Took a backup of the existing versions of the above mentioned files)


    Then restarted the system. But then found that the NTFS drive wasnt mounted.

    Then i opened the disk utility and tried to mount it manually. But it failed by poppin up the following message

    Code:
    The disk “disk0s4� could not be mounted.
    
    Try running First Aid on the disk and then retry mounting.
    Then i ran the ntfs.util command and got the following error message

    Code:
    command: ./ntfs.util -m disk0s4 /Volumes removable writable suid dev
    
    /System/Library/Extensions/ntfs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) dependency resolution failure; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).
    ./ntfs.util: /sbin/kextload command failed: Too many levels of remote in path
    /System/Library/Extensions/ntfs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) dependency resolution failure; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).
    /sbin/mount_ntfs: /sbin/kextload command failed: Too many levels of remote in path
    mount_ntfs: Failed to load NTFS file system kext.
    ./ntfs.util: /sbin/mount command failed: Too many levels of remote in path
    Strangely enough, when i chk the info from the disk utility it says:Â*

    Code:
    File System : 	Windows NT File System (NTFS)
    Â*Connection Bus : 	SATA
    Â*Device Tree : 	IODeviceTree:/PCI0@0/SATA@B/PRT0@0/PMP@0
    Â*[b]Writable : 	Yes[/b]
    Just that, it is unable to mount the drive.Â*

    It will be great if anyone can research on this, so that RW support for NTFS drives can be ported to 10a432 build.

    Thanks in advance
     

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