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Old 06-21-2006, 08:17 AM   #1
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can't change permissions for windows folder

I have Linux and Windows running in my machine. When i am working in linux i have this problem.
My windows folder(is under /windows/C )has only read access permissions.When I am logging in as root and try to set new permissions(write) i get the mess. "Couldnt change permissions for windows/C". I can change the permissions for windows folder but not for C folder where all my(windows) files are. What i want to do actually is just to copy some files from linux to windows and i can't! .
PS. When i do that through the terminal it says "Read only file system".Maybe i have to change anything with fdisk?
What else should i look.? Where could be the problem?
Old 06-21-2006, 08:19 AM   #2
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What distro are you using? quite a few don't support writing to NTFS yet (the default windows FS now) as it's considered unstable (i've heard plent yto the contrary though).

The common solution at the moment is a Fat32 partition since bot hOS' can read/write to that FS type.


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