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Old 06-07-2003, 02:35 PM   #1
Tyco
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Can't mount NTFS in read-write mode


I have linux installed on hdb in my system, and I'm trying to mount hda, which is a 120GB NTFS file system, into /mnt/windows, and I can't seem to get it to mount the file system read-write, only read-only. I spent a few minutes looking at the man pages, tried the command "mount -t ntfs -w /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows" but it ended up being mounted read-only. The man page didn't mention anything about only being able to mount NTFS read-only, so I'd assume it can mount it read-write, though I've heard rumors to the contrary.

Sorry for asking what's probably a really easy question, but I just can't seem to make it work.

Thanks!
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:11 AM   #2
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Hey.

Writing to NTFS partitions is highly experimental, youll propably end up trashing your file system. So it isnt excactly recommendable to do that.

Read HERE for some additional info and especially for the writing part HERE

 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:31 AM   #3
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the read and write support for ntfs is separate in the
kernel. writing is most likely disabled in yours. and
thats for good reason.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:52 AM   #4
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Okay, thanks a lot! It probably is disabled, and that probably is for good reason, especially with a n00b like me! =) I'm assuming FAT32 has all the problems worked out of it by now, because it mounts it read-write without complaining. (Please LMK if this isn't the case)

I'm learning.... slowly. Thanks again for all your help.

-Tyson
 
Old 06-08-2003, 11:52 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Juki
Hey.

Writing to NTFS partitions is highly experimental, youll propably end up trashing your file system. So it isnt excactly recommendable to do that.

Read HERE for some additional info and especially for the writing part HERE
Hi,
i was just browsing through these topics and found this one - THX for that link - because of your tip, i have now managed to solve yet another problem - i have now mounted my NTFS HDD - ha ha - THX again

AND i can now play all those mp3 files i had from XP - greeeeat!

Peace
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