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  1. #1

    Can't modify Win7 files after deul boot install

    Hi all,

    After setting up ubuntu server I decided to make my Win7 laptop duel boot.
    Laptop is HP dv7 with 2 500Gb hard drives, one drive has windows, recovery, ubuntu, and swap partitions. The 2nd disk has all my files on it and is NTFS.

    All works perfect except when I'm in ubuntu and trying to edit files on the 2nd disk I originally created in windows, it tells me I can only modify a copy of the file because there may be missing access rights.

    I booted windows and allowed sharing on the whole drive but this did nothing for the problem.

    What do I need to do?


  2. #2
    It's probably not mounted with read/write permissions set for the users group, to check have a look at your fstab file.

    cat /etc/fstab
    In a GNU/Linux system it's quite normal that a user not have write access outside their own "/home/user_name" directory. Permissions you set from within windows are largely irrelevant.

    Plenty of howtos and forums posts relating to this, try googling.

  3. #3
    fixed, thanks for your help

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