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Hello everybody .
just a quick question,
does anybody know why i can't save the /etc/fstab file?
I'm under fluxbox, on a debian (knoppix live cd 3.7),
as root i edit this file, i modify it,
but when i reboot, my partition are not mounted as i want,
they are read-only whereas i specified read-write and so on...
I really donc understand
Thks a lot
Hey thanks. Wow, you surely has a lot of HD's there . Ok, focus. Well, I don't think you can actually write into a NTFS partition, it can only be mounted ro (read only). To be able to write into NTFS, as far as I know, you need to recompile your kernel adding support for that...
There should be some kernel patches flying around the net, but as I have no experiences mounting NTFS with write support, I won't suggest anything and damage your system . But somebody will probably (and hopefully) reply.
What I could suggest, however, is to create a partition of type FAT32 so both Linux and Windows can write into it right off the box
The only NTFS rw support i know of that's useable is Captive, which isn't supported by the linux kernel anymore. (not atleast when i tried it)
NTFS support in the kernel is very limited, and problably nothing you'd like to use.
I suppose Knoppix is re-creating the fstab during every boot. I can't recall what programs knoppix used to discover hardware, but uninstalling the service that "discovers" your harddisks should do the trick.
I suggest installing "aptitude" and checking the descriptions of the packages installed, and removing appropriate hardware discovery packages.
Check "apt-howto" on info about Debian package management. If you've already read it, my quickstart:
1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add suitable servers to the list
2. Run "apt-get update"
3. Run "apt-get aptitude"
4. Check "man aptitude"
5. Run "aptitude"
You installed Knoppix to hard disk? I'm not sure why you would want to, but, ok, cool. You should go to a Knoppix specific forum on this website or at a Knoppix website and ask them what program you need to remove.