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Old 06-07-2005, 08:29 AM   #1
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Can I rename a system file from my Linux

Can I rename a system file from my Linux, I have renamed one system file mistakenly and now I canít load windows, can I rename the file or not?
Old 06-07-2005, 08:45 AM   #2
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Do you have access to your Windows partition from Linux, or is this where the actual problem is?
Old 06-07-2005, 08:47 AM   #3
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yes i have it mounted
Old 06-07-2005, 10:36 AM   #4
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I dont know understand. If u changed the file name on the windows side of the disk, why cant you just rename it back? You can still access it through linux in /dev/ .. right?
Old 06-07-2005, 08:42 PM   #5
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i believe you can rename whatever you like if you've got the partition mounted. say you've got your windows drive mounted to /mnt/windows :

cd /mnt/windows
mv file.doc newfile.doc

that should do it...although a thought occurs to me, which is that ntfs might not have write support. anyone know where this stands?


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