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Old 06-08-2004, 05:26 AM   #1
doorman007
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Unhappy write /mnt/windows


hopefully someone can help me with this one:
I have a windows xp/mandrake setup spread over two disks so I can use my digital cam with the win software (tried wine didn't work ), but when I go to dir /mnt/windows and try to change images or rename them it says (when as root) "could not delete /mnt/windows/file/blah/blah"
so I have no write permissions on that mount
please can someone help :-)
 
Old 06-08-2004, 05:45 AM   #2
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With newer Distros like SuSE 9.1 it should be possible to write NTFS.
Maybe you have to patch your kernel.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 01:56 PM   #3
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Not quite...

Write support for NTFS is limited... Extremely limited. You can edit files, maybe rename them, but not create or delete. The size has to stay exactly the same! Read support is fine for ntfs filesystems, but write support hasn't quite made it yet.

The usual solution is to create a fat32 partition somewhere for linux and windows to share data. This partition, both OSes can read/write to flawlessly.

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Old 06-09-2004, 01:44 AM   #4
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fat32 partition done :-) , works like a treat,
cheers for the tip, would not have done it without you guys
keep up the good work. :-)
 
Old 06-09-2004, 03:21 AM   #5
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Awesome.. But I don't really want to take credit

A quick search would have pointed you in the same direction.

There are many things asked like this over and over, just waiting to be resolved by a quick search with

http://www.google.com/linux

or the LQ.org built in search function.

Glad you got your setup working, though.
At least you didn't ask for detailed instructions of how to setup that Fat partition

--Shade
 
Old 06-09-2004, 03:31 AM   #6
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Have you looked at the captive-ntfs drivers? It exploits a small chunk of windows to run NTFS drives with their own native MS drivers. I have it installed on my RH9 server to run one of my drives. I'm still working on it, but it seems to be a flawless solution for NTFS. And the drivers are claimed stable, so you can write freely to NTFS.
 
  


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