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Old 02-12-2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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Having trouble accessing windows drives from fedora core 3


i have installed win 2000(NTFS) in c:, win xp(NTFS) in d:, both xp & 2000 have NTFS filesystem and am using the fedora core version 3 which uses ext3 filesystem. i have a pentium 4 3.0 ghz processor, with 512mb ram. i was trying to access windows drives from linux so i mounted my drives using the 'mount' command as

mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/c:
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda5 /mnt/d:
uptil...
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda9 /mnt/h:

i am now able to easily access files from these directories
The Problem is...
i am not able to write into these drives when accessing them from fd3, whenever i try to create a new folder i get an error saying,

Error creating new folder
Error "Operation not permitted" creating new folder.
(the error comes in a box with a white cross embedded in a red hexagon on left side of the box)

PS: i however, think that the problem is probably with the NTFS file system on windows. this is bcoz i had installed the same version of Fedora Core 3 from the same cd earlier along with win 2000 & xp in c & d drives respec. but both drives(c & d) had FAT32 filesystem then. mounting the drives using the command,
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/c:
allowed me to read as well as write from windows drives, this doesn't happen now... why so?

How do I go about accessing NTFS drives in Windows XP & 2000 from FedoraCore 3 having ext3 filesystem, such that I not only get to read but also write onto windows drives from fd3?
 
Old 02-12-2006, 10:58 PM   #2
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Unfortunately the ntfs kernel module lacks write support.

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/ntfs.html#3.2
 
Old 02-12-2006, 11:00 PM   #3
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This not recommended. Write support to NTFS from linux is still considered experimental. Many Windows installs have been hosed completely by writing from linux to NTFS partitions. Generally, you should create a shared FAT32 partition to share files between windows and linux.

Now, if you want to risk it, the trick is to assign a umask=0000. Not sure how to do that at the CLI, but in your fstab, just put it in the default section:

Code:
/dev/sda1    /mnt/c	ntfs   default,noauto,user,umask=0000	0	0
 
Old 02-13-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Newbie and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Fat32 support in Linux is full -- you can write and read it. NTFS is still experimental, however.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 07:06 PM   #5
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tried 'em all

I have tried to edit the fstab earlier by setting the umask to 0000 as u suggested these were my modifications, it didn't work thought...

/dev/sda1 /mnt/c: ntfs rw,umask=0000 0 0

well i guess i will just have to change one of my drives to FAT32 and use it for access...

Thanx for help...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pljvaldez
This not recommended. Write support to NTFS from linux is still considered experimental. Many Windows installs have been hosed completely by writing from linux to NTFS partitions. Generally, you should create a shared FAT32 partition to share files between windows and linux.

Now, if you want to risk it, the trick is to assign a umask=0000. Not sure how to do that at the CLI, but in your fstab, just put it in the default section:

Code:
/dev/sda1    /mnt/c	ntfs   default,noauto,user,umask=0000	0	0
 
Old 02-15-2006, 06:41 PM   #6
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Not sure, but there might be a problem with the ":"
 
Old 03-05-2006, 09:18 AM   #7
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thanks...it works great

Quote:
Originally Posted by pljvaldez
This not recommended. Write support to NTFS from linux is still considered experimental. Many Windows installs have been hosed completely by writing from linux to NTFS partitions. Generally, you should create a shared FAT32 partition to share files between windows and linux.

Now, if you want to risk it, the trick is to assign a umask=0000. Not sure how to do that at the CLI, but in your fstab, just put it in the default section:

Code:
/dev/sda1    /mnt/c	ntfs   default,noauto,user,umask=0000	0	0
The idea of a shared FS as FAT32 works well. i'm using a fat32 drive for sharing data as NTFS doesn't support write function.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 09:21 AM   #8
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no problem with ':'

Quote:
Originally Posted by pljvaldez
Not sure, but there might be a problem with the ":"
thanx for suggesting, but it looks like linux doesn't have any problem with allowing ":" in the file/directory names.

 
  


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