Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
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!


  Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2007, 12:49 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu Feisty
Posts: 641

Rep: Reputation: 30
How to mount a windows partition with write permission?

I tried adding this to /etc/fstab and do a "mount /windows"

/dev/hda5 /windows ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=0,quiet 0 0
But it only shows read and execute permission.

Any idea why?
Old 07-28-2007, 12:57 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Manalapan, NJ
Distribution: Fedora x86 and x86_64, Debian PPC and ARM, Android
Posts: 4,593
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 332Reputation: 332Reputation: 332Reputation: 332
The step-by-step instructions are in the Ubuntu documentation.
Old 07-28-2007, 02:49 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04, Debian testing
Posts: 5,019

Rep: Reputation: 130Reputation: 130
/dev/hda5 /windows ntfs-3g rw,exec,umask=0000,uid=1000,gid=1000,quiet 0 0

I'd use ntfs-3g rather than ntfs; ntfs was never intended to write to ntfs, at least not primarily. Ntfs-3g may need to be installed first, though.

Btw, are you sure that the partition is hda5, not sda5?

Last edited by jay73; 07-28-2007 at 02:50 AM.


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
trying to mount SUSE HD with Phlak 0.3, I NEED WRITE PERMISSION Superme Linux - Hardware 3 02-21-2006 05:17 PM
NO permission to write to FAT32 partition smiley_lauf Ubuntu 12 02-14-2006 01:49 AM
No permission to write to FAT32 partition smiley_lauf Linux - Newbie 5 02-04-2006 02:53 PM
no write permission on NTFS mount zchoyt Linux - General 1 08-25-2005 10:10 PM
MDK 10.x - Mount USB Pen OK, But no permission to write Xolo Linux - Software 2 05-20-2005 06:19 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 PM.

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