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Old 05-18-2005, 08:19 PM   #1
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cant write to a ntfs mount

i have tryed mounting it with the command -w so it could be written to or at least be viewed. i cannot copy files using cp- r /somewther /mnt. t says its write protected. how can i mount it correctly and backup my files to my windows 2000 pro hd. here is my fstab config:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt ntfs defaults 0 0

i woudl also like to know how to delete a folder or files from the root prompt.
Old 05-18-2005, 09:13 PM   #2
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i've read that writing to ntfs partitions under linux is still experimental (in other words, potentially dangerous). most people recommend mounting ntfs partitions as read-only.

that's what i've done on my dual boot system. i can view and print files from my xp/ntfs partition but i don't attempt to write to these files.
Old 05-18-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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i think some people are using something called captiventfs( to do it. There's no safe/complete write support for ntfs at the moment, only fat32.
Old 05-19-2005, 06:16 PM   #4
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wierd, back when i had mandrake 10.1 it worked beautifully with no need to use cmdprompt. but oh well , ubuntu is still my #1 best linux distro with out hitches. thanks anyways.


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