NTFS3 in fstab still not a good idea?

I read this:

archlinux NTFS3 on reddit

… and stopped thinking about changing ntfs-3g to ntfs3.

That archlinux post is from last year, is that advice given there still valid?

It’s not about NTFS3 in your fstab, per se. It’s about installing Linux to a root partition formatted as NTFS.

I don’t get why that was even written up? A prank? :yum:


Yes, it is still unsafe to use NTFS as the root filesystem for your GNU/Linux distribution — which is what that article is about — and will always be, because NTFS is not a POSIX-compliant filesystem.


Sorry, my bad … should have read it carefully!!

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