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Old 11-03-2004, 10:10 AM   #1
felonius
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cant save or create files/folders on drives.


I am running Mandrake 10. REALLY REALLY LIKE IT!!

One prob. cant create files or folders. I am fairly proficient with win95 up to xp. I can sign in as root or whatever. My main sign in , however, will only let me read from drives or save to home. I am running linux and xp on 2 separate drives. Ntfs for my xp drives. I am running in mozilla thru linux right at this moment. Its really simple this Mandrake.

How do i give my regular user (me) all rights?

I have mostly default set up.

Thanks and thank all of you Linux vets for spending time on use newbies.

Ps. I usually read Maximum Pc. Really helpful for advanced and newbies alike. Is there a similiar mag for Linux (i.e. intelligent but not TOO technical)
 
Old 11-03-2004, 10:24 AM   #2
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chmod/chown can modify permissions

--but if you're having problems with permissions on mounts, look into changing your fstab, possible adding a uid=xxx or gid=xxx option
 
Old 11-03-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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If you can read/write to your home directory, then this is probably all you really want... giving your regular logon root privilages usually ends in a reinstall sooner or later

BTW, you probably won't be able to write to your XP NTFS partitions anyway - this is something still being worked on.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 03:36 PM   #4
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thanks mj. btw, would I be able to if it were a fat 32?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 03:39 PM   #5
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Yes - no probs. If you have two NTFS partitions, I'd move everything to one and reformat the other to FAT32 using whatever partition tool you have available.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 11-03-2004, 03:39 PM   #6
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:43 PM   #7
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Thank you all. secesh and mjrichj. yall are from two of my favorite places GA and NZ. 'preciate all the help. I will get better at this. Glad to know it wasnt my goof up. Now i have to figure out wine so i can play some games. want to get used to this before Microsoft makes everything go to DRM and Paladium. Thank God for Linux for Dummies aka Mandrake 10!
 
Old 11-04-2004, 06:03 PM   #8
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Be warned though, if you move your files and folders from an NTFS partition to a VFAT (FAT32 in Windowspeak), you will lose any file permissions, compressions and encryptions you may have set. On a normal 'home' PC this really shouldn't be a problem unless you are paranoid... but even then the NTFS protection methods are crackable, but I digress. I would suggest moving everything over to VFAT.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 08:25 AM   #9
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Thanks Thymox. Already changed format to vf32 using partition magic. I am dual booting with xp. I couldn't figure out why linux wouldn't open the drive afterwards. Went into root and fixed ti via harddrake. Everything was spiffy except I still couldn't write to the vfat. Changed the permissions also. The reason i want the partition to be vfat is a conduit between Mandrake and Xp. Xp won't read the linux partitions.

Regardless, I have made more progress with this distro than any before. I WILL PERSEVERE!
 
Old 11-07-2004, 03:18 PM   #10
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Have you had a look at the /etc/fstab entries ? You may need to add rw access, and possibly also umask=0022 as options (Mandrake may have a spiffy way of editing these via a GUI, if so perhaps use this rather than an editor, or otherwise have a quick read of <man mount> ).

Cheers,

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