ntfs-3g has dropped boot record in debian testing

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ntfs-3g has dropped boot record in debian testing

Postby johnyc » 2020-09-07 13:08

Hello there. I noticed ntfs-3g removed boot record. No more bootable NTFS in modern Linux.

https://sourceforge.net/p/ntfs-3g/ntfs- ... 6bf7f0d44/

What is "The license for using the boot loader which used to be inserted by mkntfs
is unclear"?

I have used these commands to create an NTFS USB bootable:
parted /dev/sdb -s mklabel msdos mkpart primary ntfs 0% 100% set 1 boot on
mkfs.ntfs -f /dev/sdb1
dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sdb

Maybe compiling ms-sys will work. Or compile mkntfs with old boot loader.
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Re: ntfs-3g has dropped boot record in debian testing

Postby LE_746F6D617A7A69 » 2020-09-08 02:15

johnyc wrote:What is "The license for using the boot loader which used to be inserted by mkntfs
is unclear"?
I think this is because the bootloader code used in previous versions was just a binary dump from bootable NTFS drive - and therefore it formally belongs to Microshit ...

But anyway, lack of the bootloader code does not prevent mounting NTFS partitions in RW mode - so this problem is rather hardly related to Debian.
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