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Generally, this is a BAD idea. Write support in linux is not reliable and many people have hosed up their windows partitions this way.
However, the option you're looking for is Captive NTFS. I'm not sure if you have to install anything by default or just mount normally with the defaults,users,rw,umask=000 in the fstab line for the partition
I'm not actually going to store anything on the Windows hard drive, but I am having trouble copying and pasting so I can backup My Documents, etc. I realise that I should have said this in the first place, but I didn't, and I am now. So, how can I copy and paste files from my Windows drive (after it is mounted as read only) and set myself as the owner, and make the files writable? I get an error in Konqueror.
If by "copying and pasting", you are referring to the icons in konqueror, this is just a shortcut to copy files. Where are you trying to copy the files to? If you are trying to move files to a linux writable partition, one handy way of doing it is to split the konqueror's window, so that the source directory is on the left and the destination is on the right. Then you can select the files you want to copy over and drop then on the left.
If you are saying that the files you copied are read-only, then you can change the permissions of the file after copying.
An option to consider, is to use the "uid=" option in the /etc/fstab entry. This will make you the owner of the files which will allow you to change the permissions on them after you copy the file to a writable partition. Otherwise, you may have to su to root first.
For example, suppose that your user name is "sandrews", then you may wish to edit the /etc/fstab entry for the ntfs drive to something like this:
It's wierd, when I copy the files, I type sudo konqueror (I've also used run as...) and try to change the permissions of the folder. But I get a window titled error, and it then says the name of the directory in the window, no description.