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Old 08-23-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
CamelWide
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A lot of newbie questions!


Hey, I got ubuntu installed on the same HD as WINDOWS, and and I've read that in order to see the contents of a HD or another device I need to mount it (although this doesnt happen with a USB Memory), ok anyway When I right click on it, and try to mount it, it gives me this:

error: device /dev/hdb1 is not removable

error: could not execute pmount

and If I try to change the permissions it gives me:

Sorry, couldn't change the permissions of "11.7 GB Volume".

I dont know why since Im the administrator, and stuff, so the thing here is, What do I have to do to see the contents of my hard drive.

How do I really change permissions?
How do I change my password?? (session password) its quite simple
Whenever I put a USB Memory I can add things to it, but If I try to put those files I just saved on a windows system, it wont let me, and also, If I delete the files on ubuntu they wont be deleted on windows, the only way I can transfer things is from windows to ubuntu... whys this?

Whats better than ubuntu? I've heard about "knoppix" (spell) but I really don't know which one is better, I'd really like to know!

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 08-23-2006, 11:02 PM   #2
JCDenton513
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With windows disks that are using NTSF you cannot modify anything on the filesystem because it's not fully supported by linux. The only thing you can do on a NTSF file system is read what is on it and copy files from it. You can not change the permissions because of this fact. But as a superuser you should be able to transfer the files from windows to ubuntu but not the other way around.
 
Old 08-23-2006, 11:14 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CamelWide
Hey, I got ubuntu installed on the same HD as WINDOWS, and and I've read that in order to see the contents of a HD or another device I need to mount it (although this doesnt happen with a USB Memory), ok anyway When I right click on it, and try to mount it, it gives me this:

error: device /dev/hdb1 is not removable

error: could not execute pmount

and If I try to change the permissions it gives me:

Sorry, couldn't change the permissions of "11.7 GB Volume".

I dont know why since Im the administrator, and stuff, so the thing here is, What do I have to do to see the contents of my hard drive.

How do I really change permissions?
How do I change my password?? (session password) its quite simple
Whenever I put a USB Memory I can add things to it, but If I try to put those files I just saved on a windows system, it wont let me, and also, If I delete the files on ubuntu they wont be deleted on windows, the only way I can transfer things is from windows to ubuntu... whys this?

Whats better than ubuntu? I've heard about "knoppix" (spell) but I really don't know which one is better, I'd really like to know!

Thanks in advance!
Knoppix is a live-cd, I don't think it's ment to be installed on the hd even tho you can do it.
Btw, have you tried mounting it manually from the terminal? mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/usb
(if you don't have the folder /mnt/usb create it with mkdir /mnt/usb)

Last edited by firedance; 08-23-2006 at 11:17 PM.
 
Old 08-23-2006, 11:24 PM   #4
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although with the ntfs-3g driver, ntfs support is now relitavely safe and stable!
 
Old 08-23-2006, 11:25 PM   #5
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As said knoppix is more a live cd distro. As for your problem in order to mount a drive it needs to be in /etc/fstab. Also I have not kept up so I could be wrong but linux still does not have that good of ntfs write to for ntfs drives. Might want to check on that though.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 07:21 PM   #6
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you all are so kind! and firedance I put that on the terminal and my harddrive partition (the one I wanted to access) is gone

How do I change my password??

Last edited by CamelWide; 08-25-2006 at 07:24 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 07:26 PM   #7
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at a terminal just type
Code:
passwd <insert username here>
 
  


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