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Old 03-10-2002, 08:04 PM   #1
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Save files on Windows partition?

Is it possible to save files from Linux into the windows partition on the hard drive? When I try to do that it tells me that I haven't got the priviliges to save only read. So I try to go in as root and change the owner things to write enable but it doesn't help. Then I thought that maybe it is impossible due to different filing systems but I do not really have a clue, do you?

I need this to work so I can transfer files into windows so I then can send them via the net, since my modem refuses to co-operate in Linux (see some of my other threads).
Old 03-10-2002, 08:22 PM   #2
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check your permissions on the /dev/hdx

x represents what drive it is located on.. ex. hda1, hdb1.. etc etc..

Old 03-10-2002, 09:25 PM   #3
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More than likely the partition isn't being mounted in linux as read-write, but rather as read-only. You just need to change how it mounts your windows partition and you should be fine.
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Or are you using NTFS for your Windows partition (WinNT/2000/XP)?
Old 03-16-2002, 03:26 PM   #5
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I will have to check all that again, cuz I tried to change the permissions on my mnt/win_c via the bit settings in the mounting thing but I recieved a few error messages and nothing happened (that I noticed). I could not save on the partition anyway.

The partition is for Windows ME so whether it is NTFS or not is for me a riddle.

I have to dig in the settings again to see what I can work out.
Old 03-26-2002, 07:02 PM   #6
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It works in Mandrake 8.2

After I changed my Beta 2 version to the final one it works. Thanks Thymox, justiceisblind and trickykid for your help.


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