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Old 04-20-2004, 02:03 AM   #1
eastsidecrew
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Accessing windows hard drive


I have Lindows (linspire) 4.5 and i can access the windows file system /disks/winxp/

the problem is i can;t write anyting in there....is there any way to save file in windows partition from lindows?


my other question is

when ever i start the comp...lilo pops up and ask me to choose lindows or win xp....if i don't choose anyting, it is going to lindows automatically...but i want lilo to load winxp automatically if i don;t choose anything for a while...
How do i do it??? I am a windows user now...but i am learning linux now.....Till i learn linux completelly i want to use windows...so plz help me.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 02:34 AM   #2
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1. If it is fat32, it should be working; it it doesn't work, there are some problems with the permissions.

But probably the problem is that there is ntfs in the partition. To get writing working, you should google for captive ntfs.

2. edit /etc/lilo.conf and rerun lilo.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 02:48 AM   #3
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1. Writing to Windows partitions from Linux should be considered as still being in the experimental stage as far as I'm concerned. What specifically are you trying to do? There may be other ways to solve the problem.

2. You need to simply make XP the default choice, either through use of the "default=" parameter, or by placing it at the top of the list in your lilo.conf file. As ToniT said, if you edit your lilo, you need to rerun lilo. (Make a backup copy of lilo.conf before you edit it just in case you need to restore.) -- J.W.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 12:47 PM   #4
eastsidecrew
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Originally posted by J.W.
1. Writing to Windows partitions from Linux should be considered as still being in the experimental stage as far as I'm concerned. What specifically are you trying to do? There may be other ways to solve the problem.

2. You need to simply make XP the default choice, either through use of the "default=" parameter, or by placing it at the top of the list in your lilo.conf file. As ToniT said, if you edit your lilo, you need to rerun lilo. (Make a backup copy of lilo.conf before you edit it just in case you need to restore.) -- J.W.

1) I dowloaded some files from lindows and i was trying to put them in Winxp partition (ntfs).

2). What do u mean by rerun the lilo...do u mean i have to restart the lindows???
 
Old 04-20-2004, 01:47 PM   #5
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lilo can refer to both the lilo.conf file, as well as the executable program. Any changes you make to lilo.conf will not take effect until you rerun the lilo program. In short, you would need to:

1. Edit lilo.conf
2. Run lilo (as root) using this command: /sbin/lilo

That's all there is to it. The next time you boot up, the lilo menu should reflect the changes you made. -- J.W.
 
  


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