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Old 09-05-2007, 03:28 PM   #1
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windows drive problem.......

hi folks.....

can anybody suggests how i make change in the windows drve...

i am suse 10.0 user and my pc is dual boot...

when i try copy some content

in windows drive

"Acess is denied"

prompt is occured

all windows drives are mount...
Old 09-05-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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Are you using the ntfs-3g drivers in Linux? They will give you write access. If you haven't already, get that software and search for the howto, it will tell you what you need in the fstab file to get write access.
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well sahu i know that the thread is bit older...
but anyhow i m just giving my opinion...
i suffered through the same problem & i was unable to mount and access windows drive in linux..

for debian/ubuntu users-

i downloaded ntfsprogs or u can dl any disk manager utility from the resposrities in synaptic manager.(it will automatically download the following packages-libntfs8 ntfsprogs libfuse2 fuse-utils )
Or type-
sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs libfuse2 fuse-utils libntfs8

for other linux distros-

download these

* libntfs8
* ntfsprogs
* libfuse2
* fuse-utils

i can give u the link for the ntfsprogs
u will find the other packages on this site only.

After installing these packages go to the following steps on terminal-

$ echo fuse | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

* Create a user group to access the ntfs disks

$ sudo addgroup ntfs

* The output should look something like this, remember the GID (the number printed after the group name) as it may differ and we will need it later:

Adding group `ntfs' (1002)...

* Read #How to list partition tables

* Create the local mount folder and edit the fstab file to mount the disks to this folder.

e.g. Assumed that /dev/hda1 is the location of Windows partition (NTFS)
Local mount folder: /media/windows

sudo mkdir /media/windows
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab

* Append the following line at the end of file, using the GID number previously. The umask following this GID allows write access just to owner (root) and group (ntfs), and read access to everyone.

/dev/hda1 /media/windows ntfs-fuse auto,gid=1002,umask=0002 0 0

* Save the edited file.

* Add users to the ntfs group, where "username" is the name of the user you would like to have write access

$ sudo adduser username ntfs

* If you reboot now, the disk will be writable to the selected users when they logon.


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