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    captive ntfs

    I could be interesting to test captive ntfs knoppix

    http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/

    Anybody know about remaster version including it?

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    This would be interesting to have since Knoppix is often used as a repair disk. I don't know how Klaus would feel about it in terms of possible licensing or other problems. There really shouldnt be any problem though. None of the Captive code is from MS. In theory this is no different from Wine which can be configured to use MS code. Wine is already included so why not Captive?

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    Adding captive NTFS would be ideal I feel. There should be no licensing issues since captive-ntfs could only be used if the user already had an ntfs partition with a windows 2000 or xp install. The captive-ntfs driver is capable of searching (using libntfs) the drive before mounting it for the driver. All that is needed is to make sure the kernel has lufs support.

    I propose that knoppix attempt to use captive-ntfs where possible and where the ntfs.sys driver exists on the user's machine, and default to mounting all ntfs partitions with this driver in full read-write mode. if captive-ntfs is not available due to the driver not being present (although it can download the driver from microsoft, knoppix should not do this), mounts should fall back to ntfs.

    Furthermore, if captive-ntfs is availabe and the partitions can be mounted read/write, knoppix should allow the user settings to be saved onto it, just like is presently available when dealing with ext2 or fat32 partitions.

    Michael

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    On my part its a definitive yes to captive-NTFS!

    almost all new PC's are shipped with NTFS these days! FAT32 is truely dead!

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    It looks like this project caught Klaus' attention as well, see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldyeti
    It looks like this project caught Klaus' attention as well, see here.
    Yep looks like it's slated for 3.4. This is good news.

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    Yeah - use WinNT/2000/XP until it screws up its fs, insert Knoppix CD to reescue the users data, install WinNT/2000/XP newly.
    -> After how many iterations the user will probably say: "Hey, just leave the Knoppix CD in, I'll prefer to stick with that!" ??


    So long

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    Sorry for the late reply, i'm new here and heven't seen this post. There is already a remaster with captive (and other cool stuff), find it at:

    ftp://ftp.bitdefender.com/pub/linux/free/LinuxDefender/

    Features are:

    * BitDefender SMTP-proxy AV scanner and anti-spam
    * Webmin administration console for it.
    * On-demand scanner (cmd line and GTK interface) - just right click a folder.
    * ntfs write support (using captive)

    Enjoy

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    This is very cool! What virus definitions do they use and is it possible to update them from the live cd? Good referal.

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    It's using BitDefender ( http://linux.bitdefender.com ) scan engines and virus definitions. And yes, it can be udated from the Live CD using "bd register" command or from Webmin interface.

    To use webmin interface, you need to do some tricks (due to special Knoppix configuration). You need to set a password to "knoppix" user and log into webmin with "knoppix" user and the password you set before.

    The totally cool feature of this LinuxDefender is the ability to scan and disinfect NTFS partitions from Linux. Altough the instant SMTP proxy antivirus and antispam feature of LinuxDefender is the flag ship of this remastered Knoppix.

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