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Old 09-04-2006, 07:18 PM   #1
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can't write to ntfs even if i'm root for some reason


i just wanna copy my music to my windows partition, i mount the partition just fine. i use mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/hd

I try to copy my music over while being root and i don't have write permissions. how do i fix this?
 
Old 09-04-2006, 07:24 PM   #2
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i just wanna copy my music to my windows partition, i mount the partition just fine. i use mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/hd

I try to copy my music over while being root and i don't have write permissions. how do i fix this?
There is experimental support for writing to ntfs that I image google could come up with but MS designed ntfs so the only way it can be written too is if it is a live file system mounted under windows/using a samba share to a windows machine, you need to have a vfat filesystem/partition on your windows drive to write safely too.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 07:29 PM   #3
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so if i make a fat32 partition and format it in windows i should be able to copy my music there and both M$ and slack should be able to read and write to it?
 
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so if i make a fat32 partition and format it in windows i should be able to copy my music there and both M$ and slack should be able to read and write to it?
Exactly with no problems at all copying back and forth is fine even copy from ntfs works a lot of people have a smallish vfat partition on their windows drives for exactly this purpose if using ntfs for the install.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 07:52 PM   #5
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awesome. thanks Tux
 
  


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