Off Topic - Mac Fuse - for those doing OS X/XP development - a solution to writing NTFS


    Jan 12 2007 | 9:59 pm
    Hi. This is great news. There is now a driver for OS X that allows read/write access to NTFS formatted partitions ( or any file system with a fuse plugin) ,ie: bootcamp, firewire or USB drives formatted on PC, etc. This helps me tremendously with doing XP/OS X max patching, not having to deal with BS, etc, and might be of use to others on the forum...
    Ive tested reading and writing large files, and it seems to work!
    Hope this helps.
    v a d e //
    www.vade.info abstrakt.vade.info

    • Jan 13 2007 | 7:52 am
      Oh my god, if it's really working this is a kind of new era. Thanks Vade, i'll spread the news...
      f.e
      f.e chanfrault | aka | personal computer music > >>>>>> http://www.personal-computer-music.com > >>>>>> |sublime music for a desperate people|
      vade wrote: > Hi. This is great news. There is now a driver for OS X that allows > read/write access to NTFS formatted partitions ( or any file system > with a fuse plugin) ,ie: bootcamp, firewire or USB drives formatted > on PC, etc. This helps me tremendously with doing XP/OS X max > patching, not having to deal with BS, etc, and might be of use to > others on the forum... > > http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ - there is plenty of discussion > here: http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8300945231/m/801005982831/p/1 > > Ive tested reading and writing large files, and it seems to work! > > Hope this helps. > > *v a d e //* > > *www.vade.info* > *abstrakt.vade.info* > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > >
    • Jan 13 2007 | 8:15 am
      This would come in handy, but I just read up on it and it sounds rather complicated. Before I dive in, how hard is it to install macfuse? Doubleclick and you're done? Takes the whole afternoon setting up? What sorts of read/write speeds can we expect? Functional but crippled? Incredibly fast? I only need the (PC) NTFS functionality at this point, never even heard of the rest of the formats.
      I tried installing and using a form of NAS on my G5 the other day, and it was time-consuming and disappointing (slow) in the end, much slower than on a PC.
      Best,
      Zip
      Op 13-jan-2007, om 8:52 heeft f.e het volgende geschreven:
      > Oh my god, if it's really working this is a kind of new era. Thanks > Vade, i'll spread the news... > > f.e > > f.e chanfrault | aka | personal computer music >> >>>>>> http://www.personal-computer-music.com >> >>>>>> |sublime music for a desperate people| > > > vade wrote: >> Hi. This is great news. There is now a driver for OS X that allows >> read/write access to NTFS formatted partitions ( or any file >> system with a fuse plugin) ,ie: bootcamp, firewire or USB drives >> formatted on PC, etc. This helps me tremendously with doing XP/OS >> X max patching, not having to deal with BS, etc, and might be of >> use to others on the forum... >> >> http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ - there is plenty of discussion >> here: http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/ >> 8300945231/m/801005982831/p/1 >> >> Ive tested reading and writing large files, and it seems to work! >> >> Hope this helps. >> >> *v a d e //* >> >> *www.vade.info* >> *abstrakt.vade.info* >> >> >> >> --------------------------------------------------------------------- >> --- >> >>
    • Jan 13 2007 | 5:39 pm
      Thanks for the link, Vade!
      Not free, but also worth noting is that the new Parallels Desktop release candidate can use BootCamp partitions and should also be able to transfer files to/from NTFS/FAT32 partitions in addition to running Win32 programs. Unfortunately still no HW OpenGL from Parallels AFAIK, and PACE problems running in a VM (need to use Max runtime in Parallels) but for those of you that were waiting for this feature (like myself), I thought I'd pass along...
      -Joshua
    • Jan 13 2007 | 10:13 pm
      Zip: it should only take 5 min or so to set up, not even that.
      Ive written a small how to on setting it up in the ars forum : http:// episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8300945231/m/801005982831? r=542007192831#542007192831
      R/W speeds are native and pretty fast, its full NTFS support, so you should be good to go.
      On Jan 13, 2007, at 3:15 AM, Zip Boterbloem wrote:
      > This would come in handy, but I just read up on it and it sounds > rather complicated. Before I dive in, how hard is it to install > macfuse? Doubleclick and you're done? Takes the whole afternoon > setting up? What sorts of read/write speeds can we expect? > Functional but crippled? Incredibly fast? I only need the (PC) NTFS > functionality at this point, never even heard of the rest of the > formats. > > I tried installing and using a form of NAS on my G5 the other day, > and it was time-consuming and disappointing (slow) in the end, much > slower than on a PC. > > Best, > > Zip > > Op 13-jan-2007, om 8:52 heeft f.e het volgende geschreven: > >> Oh my god, if it's really working this is a kind of new era. >> Thanks Vade, i'll spread the news... >> >> f.e >> >> f.e chanfrault | aka | personal computer music >>> >>>>>> http://www.personal-computer-music.com >>> >>>>>> |sublime music for a desperate people| >> >> >> vade wrote: >>> Hi. This is great news. There is now a driver for OS X that >>> allows read/write access to NTFS formatted partitions ( or any >>> file system with a fuse plugin) ,ie: bootcamp, firewire or USB >>> drives formatted on PC, etc. This helps me tremendously with >>> doing XP/OS X max patching, not having to deal with BS, etc, and >>> might be of use to others on the forum... >>> >>> http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ - there is plenty of discussion >>> here: http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/ >>> 8300945231/m/801005982831/p/1 >>> >>> Ive tested reading and writing large files, and it seems to work! >>> >>> Hope this helps. >>> >>> *v a d e //* >>> >>> *www.vade.info* >>> *abstrakt.vade.info* >>> >>> >>> >>> -------------------------------------------------------------------- >>> ---- >>> >>> >
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