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Old 09-17-2003, 02:14 AM   #1
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Problem with Windows Partition


My problem is, that I'm not able to get write-rights for my windows XP NTFS Partition. I tried it as root, but after closing the dialog, all changes are away.
Can someone help me? (Sorry for my bad english)
Old 09-17-2003, 02:36 AM   #2
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you could change that by using chmod
type this as normal user:
chmod -R +w /mnt/windows

if you don't have permissions to do that you can try chown
type this as superuser:
chown -R normalUser /mnt/windows
Old 09-17-2003, 03:57 AM   #3
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Is linux supporting write access to a NTFS partition now? I think I have read it many times that the write function to NTFS partitions is still experimental and quite dangerous coz it will destroy your data...

search from this forum with the keyword "NTFS" to find out more.
Old 09-17-2003, 04:53 AM   #4
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Not really - with the first driver in 2.4.xx there's a real chance of corrupting the filesystem - The latest driver introduced in 2.5.11, has some write code, but it's very limited. The driver can overwrite existing files, but it cannot change the length, add new or delete existing files.
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oops, I have to read better before posting... I thought it was a permission problem...


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