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Old 10-28-2003, 08:15 PM   #1
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Question Is it possible to write to a ntfs partition?

Hi! I'm new to Linux, and love the product.

My question is: Is it possible to mount an NTFS drive and be able to write to it?

Here it goes... I have a Linux Live CD which I use to boot "non-operational" windows 2000 systems.
I need to be able to write from hda1 to hda2 and vice versa. (hda1=NTFS & hda2=FAT32)

I don't have an issue writing to the hda2(FAT32) but I get permission denied when I write to hda1(ntfs).

Any help would be appreciated....
Old 10-28-2003, 08:26 PM   #2
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NTFS support in Linux has always been sketchy at best. It's possible with some of the newer kernel versions to write to it, but I think it's only being recognized as really being supported before 2.6 - which isn't officially out yet...
I'm not familiar with Linux Live - I've used other bootable cd's, but not that one.
Old 10-30-2003, 01:11 PM   #3
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This is great.
I will look for a newer kernel. I'm currently running 2.4.18.



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