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Old 08-10-2005, 04:16 PM   #1
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How to write to a NTFS mount


I installed the FC4 kernel patch for NTFS support and can now mount my NTFS partition. However I can't seem to write to it. The command I used to mount it is:

# mount -t ntfs -o rw /dev/hda1 /mnt

Whenever I try to write something it says permission denied.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 04:49 PM   #2
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There is a kernel module for 'NTFS write support' which is highly unrecommended since it will destroy your ntfs partition while writing. Of interest to you there are several projects. Follow the links:

http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/status.html
 
Old 08-10-2005, 08:01 PM   #3
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So I'm getting the impression that the Linux kernel never supported write operations to an NTFS mounted partition? Is this correct?

The only reason I ask is because many people told me that if some Windows files get screwed up you can boot using Knoppix and mount the partition to fix the file. If the Linux kernel doesn't support NTFS write operations then I guess Knoppix wouldn't make a difference.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 09:11 PM   #4
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Linux (Knoppix included) is very good with ms-dos formats (FAT, VFAT, FAT-32) but not NTFS (for legal reasons [mp3, anybody?]). I tried writing with NTFS once...wrote the file OK. Problem was that it overwrote part of the MBR to write the file. I'll never try that again.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 11:01 PM   #5
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Hmm..... I never tried mounting the partition has FAT using Knoppix before. I've tried using other distros and it wouldn't let me do it.
 
  


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