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Hello Im kinnda new to Linux system. I use Mandriva 2007 and before that I used Windows XP, which I still have on my system. I have one hard disk ...
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    Help with a small problem


    Hello

    Im kinnda new to Linux system. I use Mandriva 2007 and before that I used Windows XP, which I still have on my system. I have one hard disk and three partitions on it. First one on which Windows XP is (only WinXP files are on that one) , the second which contains my entire file system (from games, music, documents and such) and a third one on which I installed Linux.
    Now my problem is as follows.
    When I aces the other two partitions (first two, the one Linux are not on), it says that those partitions are read-only. I can aces them and see their documents, but I cant edit them, delete them or add new ones to that. Now thats a big problem for me, since I have majority of my space on that universal partitions.
    Now my question: How can I change that two partitions into something else than Read-only? Like Write or something.
    They are in
    /mnt/...

    And can i ask you another thing, can you please give me an answer on how to do that in GIU, since Im realy bad in Command Promt. Mainly in GNOME, as Im more acustemd to it.

    Thanks in advance.
    Zolinae

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    Solution

    You should install the ntfs-3g packages, which will enable you write access to the ntfs partitions. After you did that, as root you should edit your /etc/fstab file.
    In the lines where ntfs partitions are, you should replace ntfs ..... 0 0
    with ntfs-3g defaults,umask=0 0 0 and save the changes. Reboot.
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    Gui

    Open Konsole
    su
    input password+enter
    urpmi ntfs-3g
    after installtion:
    type kate /etc/fstab
    and make the changes. You MUST learn terminal basics. You can do the installation with package manager, but when you learned it once shall work for all distros.
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    Got it.
    Thanks a lot man, you realy helped me there.

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