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Old 07-11-2003, 11:37 AM   #1
justin9
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Read only hdd problem!


I finally figured out how to mount my ntfs hard drives on my RH8 system, but now it says they are read only! I went to change the drives permissions but it wouldn't let me. How can I change this? Thanks.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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LOL!

You don't want to write to an NTFS partition. That is an experimantal kernel option. I've never heard of anyone who did it and lived....
 
Old 07-11-2003, 11:44 AM   #3
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If you want read/write compatability, make a fat32 filesystem.

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 07-11-2003, 11:49 AM   #4
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Could I convert my ntfs to fat32? And how?
 
Old 07-11-2003, 12:08 PM   #5
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By re-installing Windows, but Windows wouldn't perform as well.

If you have a partitioning tool that will allow you to resize your NTFS, you could make some room for a fat32 partition.

Post the results of opening an x terminal and using these commands. Post everything after the fdisk -l command so I can see your partitioning scheme, also post the results of df -h so I can see the free space:
Code:
phil@uilleann $ su -
Password: 
root@uilleann # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hdc: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdc1             1      9729  78148161   83  Linux

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1      1217   9772056    c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2          1217      1229     99855   83  Linux
/dev/hda3          1230      1676   3590527+  83  Linux
/dev/hda4          1677      4865  25615642+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5          1677      1742    530113+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6          1743      2189   3590496   83  Linux
/dev/hda7          2190      2636   3590496   83  Linux
/dev/hda8          2637      3751   8956206   83  Linux
/dev/hda9          3752      4865   8948173+  83  Linux

root@uilleann # df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda6             3.4G  2.1G  1.3G  61% /
/dev/hda2              94M   11M   79M  12% /boot
/dev/hda8             8.5G  878M  7.6G  11% /home
/dev/hda1             9.3G  2.9G  6.4G  31% /mnt/winc
none                  251M     0  250M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hdc1              73G   31G   38G  45% /pub
/dev/hda9             8.5G   33M  8.5G   1% /snd

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