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ilesterg 04-22-2013 09:30 PM

Permissions for files on NTFS
Hi all,

I have a new Fedora installation on a laptop previously used as an XP box. It has a partition formatted with NTFS, and I don't want to reformat it since it will be a huge effort to temporarily transfer the files somewhere else.

The thing is, it looks like I could not change the file permissions or any file (directories included) in the NTFS partition. Does it really have to behave this way? Or am I missing something here?


GlennsPref 04-22-2013 09:44 PM

Hi, do you have ntfs-3g package installed?

You may need to be root to write to ntfs.

TobiSGD 04-23-2013 03:32 AM

NTFS does not support the Linux/Unix file-permissions.

GlennsPref 04-24-2013 08:35 PM

OH, Yeah...

If you do manage to change any system file permissions (even the pagefile), window$ will bork.

When I (copy)rsync -avh files to restore/backup game files I have to reset the "read only" attribs from win7 gui.

ilesterg 04-24-2013 10:59 PM

Well that's sad :(

Thanks a lot.

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