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First, you have to mount (or remount in your case) the Windows partition in read-write mode. The easiest way to do this is to check your /etc/fstab file and look at the options listed for the Windows partition. It'll look like this:
Building your own kernel is a complex, but ultimately fairly simple task. The first step is to get a copy of the sources you need. You could start with the basic/default kernel sources, but it would probably be easier if you used the Mandrake sources instead.
So first figure out which kernel you are running now with the 'uname -a' command. You're looking for a number like '2.6.7' or '2.6.5-158'. Then figure out how to download the mandrake kernel sources for that version or a later version. Once you've done that report back and I can help with setting the options and building a new kernel. I don't use Mandrake though, so it would take me some time to figure out where to get the Mandrake kernel sources.
Maybe somebody else can chime in on that part.
Edit: maybe you just need to run 'urpmi kernel-sources'
3. At the prompt, type 'su' and enter the root password.
4. At the new root prompt, type 'rpmdrake'
5. In RPMDRAKE, type 'kernel-source' into the Search box and click on Search. You should see a list of source packages on the left side, including kernel-source-2.6.3-16mdk. Click the box next to that one and click the 'Install' button. It should download and install the kernel sources. If it seems to work, let me know.
The source package is big, so give it a while to download.
Wait - this may not be worth it for you after all. Before you go any further, you should know this, from the mandrake sources config file:
This enables the partial, but safe, write support in the NTFS driver.
The only supported operation is overwriting existing files, without changing the file length. No file or directory creation, deletion or renaming is possible. Note only non-resident files can be written to so you may find that some very small files (<500 bytes or so) cannot be written to.