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« on: August 15, 2009, 11:29:06 AM »

I just installed Pardus on the new computer of my wife, because she cannot stand Vista and XP refuses to install from the CR-Rom provided with her previous computer. She appears to be satisfied with the functionality provided by Pardus. However there is one big problem. I prepared a NTFS partition on the hard disk to put her data, presently saved on an external USB disk formatted with VFAT filesystem. I tried two copy the files either using Dolphin, or the 'cp' command with the '-a' option to preserve all file attributes, or via a tar file extracted on the NTFS partition.
In all cases, I get an error msg stating that it is not allowed to preserve the date attribute on copying a file to the NTFS partition.
Is there a method to preserve the right time stamps ?
BTW, I formatted the data partition as NTFS in case my wife would eventually return to XP. Is it a good idea or would it be better to format this partition as VFAT ?
Thank you for your help and advice. Best regards
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009, 13:59:43 PM »

My suggestion: Give it a try with VFAT.
To solve this problem with NTFS, you must have exact knowledge of the possibilities of the ntfs_3g driver (used by Linux).
And I don't have this knowledge. Sad
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 17:47:18 PM »


Maybe, you will find a satisfactory answer in this forum


If I'm not wrong, vfat allows files not bigger than 4 GB. Don't forget it.

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