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O.K. I stupidly downloaded and installed NTFS-3G upon the recommendation of Wine to help me run some windows programs I thought I need. After the install I could not, and still cannot open my hda1 to look for a "Word" file I needed. (I know, I should have just used OpenOffice, but I didn't)
Anyhow, I've since uninstalled NTFS-3G in an attempt to rid myself of the errors I got while trying to open my Windows partitions. But alas, I'm still plagued by errors stating the NTFS-3G drives are not mounted and I don't have the permissions to mount them... so, my question is ( I guess) do I have to re-install Mepis 8.0 to get the Windows partitions back to where I can open and manipulate them likd I could before I got involved with NTFS-3G???
Oh, and I'm definitely a newbie but can, if given complete directions, type in what is required to fix things... the problem is not knowing what the fixes are.
If you're “definitely a newbie”, then maybe you should use a Linux distribution that makes all of this easy for you…
What distribution do you use?
I mainly use Mandriva; with this distribution, using NTFS-3G is done automatically as soon as there's an NTFS partition to use, and Wine can be installed by a few clicks, as well as front-ends such as wine-doors.
I click on "My Computer" which opens "system". I then click on "Storage Media" which opens media. Then I click on the Disk C icon which yields a Konqueror error "mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs-3g'.
This distro includes ntfs-3g but does not install it at the original system installation. I have "re-installed" the included 1:1.2712-1 version which is described as the latest.
I'm going to reboot and see if that makes a difference. Thanks to all that have replied!