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Old 09-15-2006, 09:57 AM   #1
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Question copy files to windows hdd


I have a question..
I have some files in my linux witch I want to copy to my windows HDD but when I try that It sais I do not have premission to do it. What can I do about it?? I tryed the root and user acounts both didn't work. Hope someone can help me!?

Old 09-15-2006, 10:08 AM   #2
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You can either use a distro that supports writing to ntfs. Or install the proper ntfs driverslinke ntfs 3g, as your windows drive is Read-Only.
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Is it FAT or NTFS. If it is NTFS, you will not be able to write to the drive, only read from it ( I have heard that there is some commercial software which may allow you to do this, but haven't tried any myself.

If it is a FAT partition, you should check your fstab for the umask option, which determines access permissions for the drive. It is basically the opposite of the chmod file permissions system with an additional 0 at the beginning, so umask 0777 means nobody can do anything and umask 0000 means everybody can do everything.

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It's a NTFS drive.. strange that it's not possible.
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Not really, because NTFS write support is still somewhat experimental.


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