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Hi, I want to be able to write files on my share NTFS partition between my Windowx XP and Mandrake 10.1 operating system. Thanks OrayO...
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    How to to write on my share NTFS partition ?


    Hi, I want to be able to write files on my share NTFS partition between my Windowx XP and Mandrake 10.1 operating system.

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    OrayO

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    There is currently no NTFS write support (see this faq). There is an old program that wraps the Windows NTFS drivers called Captive that can write to NTFS, but it has some issues of its own.

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    FAT32 ?

    Now, is it possible instead for FAT32 and if so, how to do it ?

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    FAT32 is fully wriatable and is recommended as a share partition. You can mount FAT32 partitions by using
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    mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win
    where hda1 is your partition and /mt/win is the mountpoint you want.

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    This way, I have to do this everytime I log on to linux, right ? I know there is a way to do it automatically in the boot sequence...I think I have to modify the fstab file in the /etc folder ? Is it possible ?

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    Code:
    /dev/hda1 /mnt/win ntfs rw, users 0 0
    should be what you're looking for once adjusted for your partitions... you can append this line to your /etc/fstab and it should mount it at boot. You will need to edit fstab as root. Of course make sure the mount point exists.

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