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I hope you have "rw" permissions not only as root but also as normal user that you use to login. Also, check the permission of the file itself. Right click on the file in a browser like nautulis or konqueror and see the permissions. (or do "ls -l" in a terminal)
(the line in /etc/fstab should be something like this)
What permissions were set on the fat partition when you mounted it? what is the line in /etc/fstab that mounted the partition?
I think sxw files are a compressed xml format so you'll probably need to use Open Office to open them. You should be able to launch Open Office from the terminal though
soffice -writer /path/to/file.sxw
[root@localhost /]# mount /dev/hdb5 /mnt/FATPartition
Normally i use the above code as mount my FAT Partition, but once i use the below code, it fails
[root@localhost /]# mount /dev/hdb5 /mnt/FATPartion users,owner,rw,umask=000 0 0
Usage: mount -V : print version
mount -h : print this help
mount : list mounted filesystems
mount -l : idem, including volume labels
So far the informational part. Next the mounting.
The command is `mount [-t fstype] something somewhere'.
Details found in /etc/fstab may be omitted.
mount -a [-t|-O] ... : mount all stuff from /etc/fstab
mount device : mount device at the known place
mount directory : mount known device here
mount -t type dev dir : ordinary mount command
Note that one does not really mount a device, one mounts
a filesystem (of the given type) found on the device.
One can also mount an already visible directory tree elsewhere:
mount --bind olddir newdir
or move a subtree:
mount --move olddir newdir
A device can be given by name, say /dev/hda1 or /dev/cdrom,
or by label, using -L label or by uuid, using -U uuid .
Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options] [-p passwdfd].
For many more details, say man 8 mount .
[/list][root@localhost /]# mount /dev/hdb5 /mnt/FATPartition
This indicates that either Open Office is not installed (I am assuming that that is the correct command) or else that it is not installed in a way that the system knows how to find it without a direct link. Is Open Office installed on your distribution?