Issue 88017 - From Ubuntu 8.04, User can not save *.odt in Windows compressed NTF drive
Summary: From Ubuntu 8.04, User can not save *.odt in Windows compressed NTF drive
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needhelp, needmoreinfo
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Reported: 2008-04-07 17:23 UTC by qu9542
Modified: 2014-03-02 15:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description qu9542 2008-04-07 17:23:02 UTC
How to Repeat:
Have a external Harddisk drive with Windows Compressed NTF format (formatted
under Windows XP).
In Windows XP, create a *.odt file in that drive.
Connect this drive to Ubuntu Machine, and open the same *.odt file, modify it
and save it.
You will get the following error message:
"General error. General Input/Output error."...

I am not sure this problem is due to OpenOffice or Ubuntu system. But that kind
of error can be annoying!

I have to uncompress the NTF drive, then everything is OK.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-04-08 08:14:02 UTC
Framework issue.
Comment 2 Olaf Felka 2008-04-08 09:06:06 UTC
@ qu9542: Ubuntu 8.04 supports writing on compressed NTF drives? If your OS
doesn't support that OOo can't write to this file system.
Comment 3 thorsten.martens 2008-04-17 12:28:08 UTC
TM->qu9542: please check, if other apps can save to that drive when using Ubuntu
or just do a touch <filename> on that drive. Might be that Ubuntu can't handle
that NTF-version.
Comment 4 mci 2008-08-20 07:55:15 UTC
adding mci to CC

Since Ubuntu7.04 the needed package is included into the default installation of
Ubuntu (
Maybe ntfs-3g needs some configuration...?!? 
I don't know this since I don't use ntfs-3g (
Comment 5 Rob Weir 2013-02-02 02:54:59 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated
within the last year. Please provide feedback as requested and re-test with the the latest version of OpenOffice - the problem(s) may already be addressed. 

You can download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 from

Please report back the outcome of your testing, so this Issue may be closed or
progressed as necessary - otherwise the issue may be Resolved as Invalid in the
Comment 6 qu9542 2014-03-02 15:24:44 UTC
I confirmed this issue has been fixed in Ubuntu 12.04 (with LibreOffice please close this bug.

Cheers & thanks a lot!