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Old 11-02-2005, 08:59 PM   #1
stynhx9000
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Making an NFTS partition writable


Hey Folks,

I've got an NTFS partition that my XP install resides on which I'd like to be able to modify from my Ubuntu 5.10 install.

So far I've got it mounted on a folder on my desktop, but the filesystem is read only.

Here's my fstab entry for it:

Code:
/dev/hda1       /home/bgerber/Desktop/ntfs      ntfs    rw,uid=1000,gid=1000   0 0
as you can see I've got it set to rw, and bound to my user ID. what am I doing wrong here?

Thanks,
Ben
 
Old 11-02-2005, 09:21 PM   #2
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The Linux NTFS driver doesn't have write support (see here). This topic has been discussed time and time again; search these forums for more info.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 09:29 PM   #3
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Ahhh,

Thanks for the reply. My one wish was that I had made my NTFS partition a bit smaller. Ah well, a quick ghost and a repartitioning may be in order.

Cheers,
Ben
 
Old 11-02-2005, 09:40 PM   #4
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Commonly, people make a FAT partition for stuff that needs to be writable by both Windows and LInux. There are programs and drivers that can access Linux partitions from Windows. And finally, there are various methods or tricks of writing to NTFS (more or less) from Linux, including:
* Captive - an old program that wraps the Windows NTFS drivers; has some problems, like using the obsolete LUFS system
* overwriting an ext2 disk image file located on an NTFS partition
* the userspace driver "ntfsmount"
 
Old 11-03-2005, 07:35 AM   #5
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Hey Spoon,

Thanks for the replies, they're appreciated.

I've got several fat32 shares that are working like a charm. The NTFS stuff is more me just messing about than anything. However, I'm not ready to sacrifice my XP paritition (or more precisely, my Rome:Total War save game) yet, so I probably won't investigate much further.

Cheers,
Ben
 
  


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