LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 07-13-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
sairam9
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
How to gain **write-access** to windows xp files?


Hi,
I have recently managed to install Mandrake 10.1 on a dual-boot machine with Windows XP. What I want to do is be able to modify/create files in windows from within linux (i.e. get write-access to /mnt/windows). Currently I can only have read-only access to /mnt/windows. I can copy the files from /mnt/windows to some linux directory and then modify it there but then I cannot paste this modified file back in windows (i.e. in /mnt/windows)

Does anyone know if it is possible to get write-access to windows xp files while in linux? I think the problem is because windows xp is NFAT and linux doesn't write to NFAT, but I'm not sure about this.

Any help is most appreciated.

Cheers,
 
Old 07-13-2005, 09:31 PM   #2
AresXP
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
Write access is disabled in most Linux distros by default for licensing inssues and you know how Microsoft doesn't want anyone to get in their way... Anyways, write to NTFS (not NFAT, that doesn't exist) in Linux is extremely unstable and it's foolish to even consider it. However, there is the more stable "unofficial" module called captive-ntfs, which uses drivers from Windows. I use captive-ntfs myself but I find read support good enough
 
Old 07-13-2005, 09:36 PM   #3
sairam9
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for that, I think I'll just forget about the write-access to windows xp business and just use my usb stick to transfer file to windows

Cheers,
 
Old 07-14-2005, 09:09 AM   #4
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Tupelo, MS
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 6,926

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
If you have the space, you can make a FAT32 partition that you can safely read and write to from Windoze and Linux.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't gain new ROOT access dauphinfay Linux - General 3 07-28-2005 12:38 AM
Write access to ext3 from Windows? gflores Linux - Newbie 9 04-09-2005 02:41 PM
write access to share on windows machine Delphinusnz Mandriva 0 11-16-2004 02:24 AM
Write Access to windows partition TsuNamI Mandriva 8 04-03-2004 05:30 PM
no write access to windows partition fieke Linux - General 4 12-04-2003 09:12 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration