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Old 03-23-2008, 07:12 AM   #1
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write permisson windows files


I have win XP and mandrake 10, happened that win xp didn't work properly so I changed the boot ini in order to boot in safemode. The result is windows doesn't boot any more. I can boot linux but I am not able to change the boot.ini as is read only file. can I:
1. change permission to boot.ini file?
2. enable NTFS Write Support?
3. I downloaded xpquick to boot from floppy but I cannot format the floppy disk from XP, is there any method to format the floppy in mandrake with the windows files?
any other suggestion hints appreciated!

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Old 03-23-2008, 07:33 AM   #2
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try installing the ntfs3g driver which allows to have write access on the windows partition.

in order to change the boot order i always used tools provided by linux. i would try to do it over linux after you fix your boot.ini

hope this helps..
 
Old 03-23-2008, 07:34 AM   #3
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1. 2. - use ntfs-3g driver
3. mkfs.msdos
 
Old 03-23-2008, 07:43 AM   #4
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NTFS write support is possible, but it requires fuse+ntfs-3g. It should be available in your repositories, if it isn't already installed. A search of this site or google should give you what you need to know to set it up.

Also, FAT and NTFS file systems don't handle *nix permissions natively. They have to be simulated at mount time with the "umask" mount option. The umask number is the inverse of the permissions you want, with "umask=002" giving you file permissions of 775, for example.

Finally, when editing Windows text files, be aware that the systems use different line-ending formats and possibly different character sets. Make sure you have your text editor set to straight iso-8859-1 and the dos/windows end-of-line setting for safest results.
 
Old 03-23-2008, 07:47 AM   #5
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Finally, when editing Windows text files, be aware that the systems use different line-ending formats and possibly different character sets. Make sure you have your text editor set to straight iso-8859-1 and the dos/windows end-of-line setting for safest results.
wonderful! +1
 
Old 03-23-2008, 09:41 AM   #6
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compiler missing

I downloaded fuse+ntfs-3g, but when I type ./configure I got the message no acceptable C cmpiler found in path, any hints?
 
Old 03-23-2008, 10:19 AM   #7
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either the compiler which is necessary to compile the driver is not installed on your box or you are not running the command as root and the non-root user can't reach the compiler.

i am not familiar with mandrake distro but you must be able install the rpm packages without compiling them. just try install(as root) the rpm(like) packages for your distro.
 
Old 03-23-2008, 10:43 AM   #8
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after the installation i had to make a restart. It is not really usual for linux, anyway after the restart i was able to mount the partition using the command

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/win

before restart it didn't recognize the file system ntfs-3g.

hope this helps..
 
  


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