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Ok, so i've been looking around the forums and i've found how to mount my ntfs XP partition. I added the following line to fstab
/dev/hde1 /mnt/windows ntfs user,ro,defaults 0 0
and i added a icon to my desktop to the partition. However, when i try to open it, i get the error:
Could not enter directory /mnt/windows
When i go up a level i see that /mnt/windows is a locked directory. Please god, does someone know how to unlock this or what i'm doing wrong. I have all my mp3 and docs on my xp partition and i want to access them from linux. Any help is appreciated.
P.S. i've also tried adding the umask=0 option as well as specifying the uid and gid but to no avail.
I screwed around with that for several days and finally gave in and solved it by creating a much smaller fat32 partition on my XP hard drive and stuck my MP3's on that partition. worked for me and that's all i realy wanted acces to from linux. If you do get it it working, please post what you did so I can try it
if you're using NTFS, then the kernel you're using probably isn't recent enough to write to the partition. i think that writing to a NTFS partition is still experimental under the most recent kernels, and on older ones, it's strictly read-only. this should be more fully developed in the next few months.
the reason it worked for the fat32 paritition is that the support for fat32 under linux is mature, and can safely read and write.
I have more partitons - which I at present cannot reach, but these two work nicely - and they were not invented by me, Suse v8.1 did the whole thing, when I long time ago installed it next to Windows 2000 /which was later upgraded to Windows XP without problems/.