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Ok I have no problem mounting the Windows C and D drives but I tried everything to gain permission with no prevail... I did all I know through groups and ...
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    granting permissions for mounted windows drives


    Ok I have no problem mounting the Windows C and D drives but I tried everything to gain permission with no prevail... I did all I know through groups and users, and even as root user tryin to change the permissions but it keeps telling me I can't change the persmissions for read only folders. In the GUI is even worse no matter what I try.... please help, what am I doing wrong..... BTW I do see the Window drive letters C: & D: in the GUI file manager but they are locked......??

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    read this post:
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    Well I appreciate the help but it now works for soem crazy reason, have a couple ideas why but not sure.... anyway it works and I am using NTFS not FAT32.... One other question is how do I allow myself to write to them drives? Through permission changes under root, or is this even safe?!! Again Thanks

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    Bad idea writing to NTFS. It isn't stable and you stand a good chance of loosing everything on that partition. Leave it alone.
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    Ok thanks for the advice, all I really wanna do is access my zillion mp3's and some movies, oh and try to get that damned cedega or wine working to play half life 2 which seem simpossible to gte working......

    when I eventually totally have less than 1% usage for windows, whats the best way to get my files over to the Linux side.... ?? I shouldn't convert back to Fat32 and copy I was told.... NTFS back to Fat 32 is dangerous too....

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    You should be able to simply copy from the NTFS drives directly into Linux. Just make sure to add write and execute permissions to things that you copy over.

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