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  1. #1

    Changing permissions of a previously windows directory

    I am using mandrake 10.1

    I have a previously windows directory that i mounted on linux and can read very well....

    ok till now!

    but i cant delete or write to it.... i need the WRITE permission...

    can anyone plz tell me how to do that.... cuz i cant simply format it to a linux format cuz i need the contents

    all the best guys...

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Writing to a NTFS still needs some work.
    If you just want the files, and you can read them from Linux.
    Make a folder on your Mandrake paartition and copy the files over, you can use Copy and paste to do this.
    Then you can do whatever you want to the Windows partition.
    If you want to learn more about linux take a linux journey
    Use CODE tags when posting output of commands. Thank you.

  3. #3

    tnx for reply,...

    Hi again,

    the windows partition is not NTFS, and I also tried previously to copy-n-paste... but dont have much space on my linux drive to hold all data...

    i need to b able to delete from the windows dir


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    Linux Guru Cabhan's Avatar
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    Seattle, WA, USA
    Ah, it's FAT. Happiness, then.

    Post your /etc/fstab file.

    Basically, mounted stuff is different from regular stuff. Mounted things have to be told to be writable in order to write to them.

  6. #5

    hey guys... that was a GR8 IDEA ..!!!!

    my fstab:

    /dev/hda1 / ext3 noatime 1 1
    /dev/hda7 /home ext3 noatime 1 2
    /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0022,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
    none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0022,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0
    /dev/hda6 /mnt/win_d vfat umask=0066,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0

  7. #6

    tnx man for ur idea...

    hi Cabhan...

    I changed my fsttab.... and it worked...
    I completely forgot about that file... am still new to linux i think.. .

    But what's important is that it worked !!!!

    tnx a lot

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