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Old 21st January 2013
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I'm going to install OpenBSD along with Windows 7 on my laptop, and I was wondering if anyone's had any experience with mounting, reading and writing to an NTFS partition? Thanks.
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I'm going to install OpenBSD along with Windows 7 on my laptop, and I was wondering if anyone's had any experience with mounting, reading and writing to an NTFS partition?
Reading a NTFS partition from within OpenBSD is fine, but don't expect to reliably write to NTFS (as eluded to by Section 14.16 of the FAQ...).

If you need to share data between Window & OpenBSD, both reading & writing, consider creating a FAT partition for interchange. Using a FAT-formatted USB drive can be used in the same manner.

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To amplify ocicat, expect not to write to NTFS. The developers have made it clear that NTFS will be RO permanently.
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Another option would be to create an ext3 formatted partition and use that to share data between both operating systems. You can install the ext2fsd driver on Windows for write support to ext3 partitions. It's stable in my experience and does away with the fat32 headaches.
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