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Old 05-27-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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why will it only mount read only

hi there i've just installed slackware as a duel boot and when i boot into slackware and mount my NTFS windows drive it mounts as read only i've umounted it and then mounted it again edit the /etc/fstab file to incude rw in the options but i still can't get it to mount as read/write can someone tell me how to do this?
Old 05-27-2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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The NTFS driver can't do rw properly yet. The latest version can edit files, but its not what you would call full functionality. I think it's best off just mounting ro, and if you really need it have a small FAT or VFAT partition for moving files between the OSes
Old 05-27-2005, 09:35 AM   #3
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I dont know if this is the case anymore but NTFS writing is still experimental and writing to NTFS can cause file system problems. I may be wrong...I hardly mount ntfs anymore .

Old 05-27-2005, 10:15 AM   #4
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Perhaps the Captive project is worth investigating.
Old 05-27-2005, 10:30 AM   #5
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Here is a link to have a debian/ubuntu package.


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