I’d like to defrag an external hard disk; it’s formatted as NTFS for compatibility with windows when friends need files off of it. However, I use only ubuntu.
- running defraggler under wine
- Defragging from a windows xp guest under virtual box.
The drive definitely needs it and I don’t have access to a windows computer from which to defrag. Ideas?
Defrag works with VirtualBox as long as you use the closed-source, non-GPL version that has USB passthrough.
The closed source version is free (as in free beer) for personal and educational usage.
You cannot defrag a via the “shared folder” feature because one can’t do filesystem-level operations (like defrag) on a samba network share.