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Old 07-09-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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Puppy 1.0.6 Mounting NTFS

I just realized Puppy 2.0.0 is out. So I am currently downloading it. My question is about version 1.0.6. When I use mutt to mount a ntfs partition it mounts it read write.

Since writing to ntfs is not safe how do I change mutt to default to read only?

Some more info. I am actually trying to use Puppy to backup 'My Documents' folders on my WinXp laptop to a usb Cruiser drive, and I noticed it only backed up my administrator account and no others. How do I fix this? Maybe these questions are all a mute point. Once I get the current version of Puppy downloaded I'll try it.
Old 07-09-2006, 11:51 PM   #2
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Okay, I just burned Puppy 2.0.0 to cd and rebooted my laptop. When I mount my ntfs drive it mounts as read write. How do I change this to default to read only because I don't want to accidentally hose anything?
Old 07-09-2006, 11:56 PM   #3
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by default 'mount' mounts read-write. in your mount command just specify 'ro' for read only
ie: mount /dev/deviceFile /mnt/mountPoint -t ntfs -o ro

to change the options of your already mounted partition just append ',remount':
mount /dev/deviceFile /mnt/mountPoint -t ntfs -o ro,remount

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Old 07-10-2006, 09:01 PM   #4
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106 or 2.01 doesn't really mount ntfs r/w. They can only modify a file with out changing it's size. So no new files, no deleting files, no renaming files, no changing the size of files. Not much to worry about. Puppy 200 & 201 does have Fuse and can mount ntfs for a real R/W, but mut doesn't use it.
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You might try the new Puppy 2.02.
Old 08-30-2006, 03:37 AM   #6
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you might try 2.03

Puppy can run from and save back to DVD (no Hard disk required)
If you have a hard disk with Windows XP on it
Puppy can read and write that data . . .

. . . some day you'll join us



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