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    Hard Drive Problem


    I am new to Linux, so this may be something easy to solve.

    I have three Hard Drives.
    1 - 200 gig
    split with Mandrakelinux, and Files (from Windows)
    1 - 200 gig
    files (from Windows)
    1 - 80 gig
    backup (from Windows)

    I cannot write to the hard disks nor change the rights to do so. I am logged in as root, and I can only read off of the disk.

    Please help me, as I would like to store Linux programs etc. on these disks.

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    Are you trying to write to the Windows portion of those disks? If you are, you should beware that trying to write to NTFS partitions can cause damage to the data stored on those partitions. By default, you should be able to read off the windows partitions, but not able to write to them. If you wish to write to ntfs, look at the following project http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-ntfs/

    I am assuming that from your message that you cannot write to your linux partitions while logged into linux? Is that correct?

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    Yes that is correct.

    I do thank you for the reply, and I understand now.

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