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Old 11-14-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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How to change permissions for Mounted Filesystem

I've mounted my windows ntfs filesystem. however i can't seem to save anything in it, because it says it's a Read-only file system.

i'm typing in this command:

chmod -o+rw windows
and it simply comes back as saying changing permissions of 'windows': Read only file system. how do i make it so it's not read only??? and help anyone can give me on this issue would be greatly appreciated...
Old 11-14-2003, 02:01 PM   #2
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NTFS can only be read only anyways. You can however make it writeable but it can destroy everyything on it data wise..

I'd suggest leave it be and make it read-only.
Old 11-14-2003, 09:27 PM   #3
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What I did with my Windows partition is I just converted it to FAT32 which Linux has no problem writing to. I know WinXP can do it no problem (you go into your HD properties and do.. something :P). I rarely use Windows anymore, but I have some things that I need to switch over to Windows every so often. This way, I can store stuff on that drive for Linux ^_^
Old 11-15-2003, 03:08 AM   #4
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As you all recommend, I gave up trying to write to NTFS. After all there is nothing except w2k on it. However I have that same problem of writing to FAT32. Which is a shame because FAT32 is the HDD where I was used to store my Linux backups. Tweaking with fstab brought no results.


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