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Old 05-23-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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Mounting NTFS as writable

I know it's dangerous, but a windows machine fubar'd and I Need to copy the winsock fix to it.... -- I have no other way, so I'm in KNoppix

I tried

root@ttyp0[knoppix]# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1

Obviously that only mounted it as read-only.

What should I type to mount it as writable too?

I await anyones quick reply, hopefully I can get this done soon!!

Thank you!!


ps - searched the forums, only found warnings about moutning it as write and stuff.... and a few FSTAB entries (but if knoppix reboots all is lost so, that's not wise)

pss (the story is that I booted up for the day, and, network claimed it couldn't get a valid network address (tried knoppix, it got on the net fine)

Seems like a bug in windows.... that can't be possible call the pope!)

Last edited by jon_k; 05-23-2004 at 10:07 PM.
Old 05-23-2004, 10:17 PM   #2
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even if you do mount it rw, there isn't much you can do with it. It won't even allow you to change the size of existing files, let alone create new ones. But anyway, try
mount -o rw /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1

it won't work if knoppix kernel doesn't have ntfs write support.
Old 05-23-2004, 11:37 PM   #3
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I remember Knoppix has Captive NTFS?.... not sure... just mount your NTFS readonly first and copy winnt\system32\drivers\ntfs.sys and winnt\system32\ntoskrnl.exe to /var/lib/captive and remount it with -t captive-ntfs option...

Anyway I recommend System Rescue CD:

It can read/write NTFS partition quite well. I used to use systemrescuecd for rescue purpose, haven't damage any NTFS partition (yet).

Last edited by nnsg; 05-23-2004 at 11:45 PM.
Old 05-24-2004, 01:14 AM   #4
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For captive support, you have to have version 3.4


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