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Old 08-06-2004, 04:16 AM   #1
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Using my Linux to cleanse my windows.. (permissions)

Well, my windows partition got hit by a worm...and I know in which file it's hiding, so I thought I'd delete it through my mandrake part...

My win_c (windows mount) is designated to owner root and group root, and though I gave my username (damage_inc) root permission in the control panel, I can' only read files on win_c

So I did some searching on the net, opened a terminal in .../mnt/, gave myself root through "su root"

Then I tried Chmod and Chown to change the permissions/ownership but it returned an 'error' saying win_c was on a "read only file system"

I sthere any way around this?
Old 08-06-2004, 04:27 AM   #2
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You can't change your windows file permissions from Linux. And if your windows partition is NTFS you can't mount it as read-write until you use Kernel 2.6. But if your partition is fat, then edit your /etc/fstab file to mount it rw on boot. It should contain a line similar to one below:

/dev/hda2 /mnt/win_c vfat ro,user 0 0

Try removing the ro parameter. Hope this helps.
Old 08-06-2004, 05:31 AM   #3
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adding "umask=000" to the 3rd column in fstab did it for me (fat32)


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