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mandrake actually installs ntfs by default. so all you would have to do is mount your ntfs partition, if it isn't already. One way to check is to see if you have a /mnt/windows directory. As for transfering data back and forth, it just would be able to go from NT to linux, because the support for NTFS is just read only in linux, write support would destroy the NTFS stuffs, from it being a journalized FS I guess, because there is a ext explorer for linux which allows you to transfer files from linux to windows, and it doesn't like to write to ext3. here is the link to the windows explorer for linux partitions. http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm
hope this helps
Ok I made a mnt/windows thing for my d:\ NTFS drive. But I can only access the data if I'm the root user. I would like to be the root user all the time WITHOUT ANY PASSWORD; OR PASSWORD check. How to I set linux to logon the root user by default all the time??
Ultimately I was trying to access my wallpaper Images so I could get some desktop wllpaper going on in Linux. I copied all of my wall paper over to root/images and then right clicked my desktop as selected use picture for wallpaper. Then I selected streach so the wallpaper would always fit. Instead of putting up ANY of the pictures it just has a white screen. No matter what picture I assign that I copied it is sitll a white background. What's up with that.
Also no matter how many times I set it I can't seem to get the web browser to rememmber my home page.
By the way thanks for the help so far; it looks at though I will be in the newbie forum for a LONG time.
I wouldn't suggest having root being enabled without a password, there is a better alternative, you can just chmod the ntfs partition, by doing a chmod 444 /mnt/windows, this should make it so that you can access the drive. I hope that this would help you.
when creating a new directory as root in any other directory, i can not access it from my normal user. How do i set the user permission when i am creating the directory? Also, if i copy a file from /dev/hdb1 (which is an ntfs partition) to my home directory, it automatically is denying access unless i am root. can i set a default permission on a file copy?