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Old 04-03-2004, 03:18 AM   #1
TsuNamI
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Write Access to windows partition


I doubt wether this is a particular Mandrake 9.1 question, but here it goes.
Mandrake mounts all my disks automatically under /mnt/hda* or mnt/win_* as I instructed it to do during the install. But when I try to modify anything on the win_* disks I get an error, something like "non-writable partition, jadda jadda".

What can I do about this? Should I use another mount procedure, should I change something in Windows itself?

tx in advance, tsu (very noobish in these things...and yes, I have searched, but I got swamped by answers that might not apply to my situation)
 
Old 04-03-2004, 03:42 AM   #2
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Do you know whether the windows partitions are fat32 or ntfs? (XP is ntfs by default.)

Linux has write support for fat32 partitions, but not ntfs. So if you're using ntfs you're out of luck, sorry.

(Actually, that's not quite true, there are solutions that use the windows drivers to let you write to ntfs, which apparently works well. i've never tried it but you can find more info at http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/ )
 
Old 04-03-2004, 03:54 AM   #3
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Yep, they're ntfs...crap . I'll try the link you gave me. thx
 
Old 04-03-2004, 04:17 AM   #4
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Good luck with Captive-NTFS. It works (eventually), but it drags-ass something fierce.

Personally, I'm waiting for the 100% native solution.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 11:55 AM   #5
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I strongly recommend a small fat32 shared data partition to act as a vehicle. This way:
1. you don't risk messing up your disks with experimental code
2. most of your data is always kept safe on a ro fs
I even use this caching method with my native ext3 data partition, which I normally mount ro
 
Old 04-03-2004, 04:51 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by ac1980
I strongly recommend a small fat32 shared data partition to act as a vehicle. This way:
1. you don't risk messing up your disks with experimental code
2. most of your data is always kept safe on a ro fs
I even use this caching method with my native ext3 data partition, which I normally mount ro
I'm interested in using my 100GB ntfs-partition in Linux, so I wouldn't have to boot to Windows every time I'm in a need of ogg or dvd encoding. What do you mean by using a fat32 partition as a vehicle?
 
Old 04-03-2004, 04:59 PM   #7
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Well, you can of course always read off of the ntfs partition...

Many people create a fat32 partition, which can be read and written from all their OS's, in order to transfer data from linux to windows xp. You just put it on the fat32 in linux and read it off the fat32 in windows.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 05:06 PM   #8
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Ok, now I get it.

Still that doesn't solve my problem. Perhaps I should try to convert my 100GB partition from NTFS to FAT32 so I would be able to write on it in Linux and be safe from booting to Win XP every time I need something done.

I wish I hadn't been so foolish when I decided to format my (back then) new hard drive to NTFS
 
Old 04-03-2004, 06:30 PM   #9
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100gb fat32 isn't a great idea you will get alot of fragmentation and then slow load times in programs.
 
  


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