how to write to ntfs using linux fedora core 6

Hi,
I 've very painful problem guys,I'm working on linux and  window systems at the same time and I've external usb hard disk 80 GB I need to make it work on windows and  linux at the same time that detect it automatically and can be written to and read from it  easily to store information only for removable media not for network nor for backup.

my question is does ntfs partition format support on linux fedora core 6 and above  permit that ntfs partition can be read/written to normally  or not ? if yes how to do it ?
if no does the flash card format allow that ? if the answer is yes how to do it?how much space can be read/written  on it safly?

please help as soon as possible it's critical for me. any help is accepted.

best regards
mohr4000
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Well NTFS is supported with 2. 6 kernels & i hope it has it chk via

uname -a

Well in such cases ,the ntfs support was limited before but now the patches are improved & ntfs is well supported,there are 2 ways to do it :

1. you get a package in the form of rpm or tarred package & install it which will make the ext file system compatible for ntfs.

2. you can download the patch & patch the linux kernel & then do a kernel compilation & after reboot you can mount the ntfs as fat on ur linux OS.

3. if you have a flash drive then also its supported ...
    you can check the messages in /var/log/messages & mount appropriate device as for example:
             mount /dev/sda1 /mnt  

           where sda1 is shown as usb device in messages.

So you can try the above & tell me if you still face any problem...call me  at +919916326440

Prince

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