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Old 12-20-2003, 10:52 AM   #1
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Mounting NTFS Filesystems with Read-Write privs'

I need some help mounting my Windows NTFS file systems. I can mount them so they can be viewed by any user, etc. My Problem is I would like to know how to be able to acually write to them. I added the Write flag to the command while mounting, but it still dosnt allow me to write.

mount -w -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/c -o uid=apocolipse,gid=100

that seems to load it fine for users to view and execute, but no write priv's

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/c -o rw

that dosnt even work to allow even root to write to the file system.
Can anyone help me, or suggest a program that allows for write priv's? I have heard of some programs that allow it for MSDOS filesystems. Thankyou
Old 12-20-2003, 01:52 PM   #2
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To enable write support you'll have to enable
that in the kernel configuration, and recompile.

But really, you shouldn't. If you NEED to swap
data back and forth between Linux and the EvilOne,
use a FAT32 partition.

Old 12-20-2003, 02:29 PM   #3
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Of what I read it isn't worth the trouble anyway. You can only write a file if it's the same size. You can not create files or dirs on the NTFS partition. So, no point in doing so even without the risk of destroying all the data on the NTFS partition. Just as Tinkster said: make use of FAT32 to move your files.


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