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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)
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!
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.
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!
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> ).