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I'm running Mandrakelinux under KDE. I'm trying to save a snapshot (and no doubt I'll need this for other things) on to my Windows partitions. When I try and save ...
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    Saving on the Windows partition


    I'm running Mandrakelinux under KDE.
    I'm trying to save a snapshot (and no doubt I'll need this for other things) on to my Windows partitions. When I try and save it gives me an error telling me I can't.
    According to one of my friends I can do this in the terminal:
    [sftr@localhost sftr]$ su
    Password:
    [root@localhost sftr]# ksnapshot
    to open KSnapShot under root user. That kinda makes sense to me but it doesn't work. It opens KSnapShot alright but when i try and save it still gives the same error as before.
    What am I doing wrong or is there another way?
    Thanks a lot.

    SFTR!!!

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    If it's an NTFS partition, you shouldn't be able to write to it (read support works, write support is dicey).
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    Oh

    Oh it is an NTFS partition. Can I change it and what should I change it to?
    And btw... the error is:
    Unable to save image - KSnapShot

    KSnapshot was unable to save the image to file:/mnt/windows/snapshot2.png
    Btw, thanks for the very fast replies. :P

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    If you want read/write access on a partition for both Windows and linux, the best filesystem is FAT32 (blast from the past, eh?)
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    So...

    So which partition do I change to FAT32? I only want the Linux partition to be able to save on the Windows partition and on it's self (obviously) and so the Windows partition can only save on its self. If that made sense.
    Like:
    P1 save to P2
    Linux --> Linux
    Linux --> Windows
    Windows --> Windows


    Can I damage the partition by changing its filesystem?

    SFTR!!!

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    You would want to change you Windows partition to FAT32; I don't think there's a converter for that, though (converters are usually a bit dicey anyway) unless maybe Partition Magic does that now.
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    Eh?

    Eh?
    So could you explain exactly what I have to do, if you know?
    Thankyou lots and lots.

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    What I would do (if you have enough space) is create a new partition and format it as FAT32.
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    Nah

    Nah, I'd just like to use my Windows partition for the file storage, that's all.
    So there is no other way?

    (Btw, you practically reply before ive replied :P )

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    You could try captive ntfs: http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/

    It uses Windows system files to access NTFS partitions read-write.
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