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Old 07-29-2005, 05:59 PM   #1
bluetwist
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write to external NTFS drive


Hi, Guys
I try to backup some files to my external NTFS usb harddrive. It says "The destination disk is read-only". But if I go ahead chmod u+w it says,"Read-only file system".
So, any solution for this?

Thanks ahead!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:07 PM   #2
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i tried the same thing some time ago,
and i noticed that you can't create new files on a NTFS-system.
You can just overwrite (and the size may not be bigger).
i don't know anymore than that

Can't you format the drive to FAT32?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:38 PM   #3
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Originally posted by wölf
i tried the same thing some time ago,
and i noticed that you can't create new files on a NTFS-system.
You can just overwrite (and the size may not be bigger).
i don't know anymore than that

Can't you format the drive to FAT32?
Actually, you can write files into a NTFS partition.

One option is to recompile the kernel, and enable experimental write support through there, which is a bit dangerous and not recommended.

The safe way to get write-acces to NTFS file systems is to you captive-NTFS, which uses the Microsoft drivers. Captive-NTFS homepage: http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/

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