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Hi frenz... All my windows partitions have NTFS file system.. and now i am using ubuntu. The partitions are mounted as read only... Is there any way that i can ...
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    Unhappy How to write on NTFS partition??


    Hi frenz...

    All my windows partitions have NTFS file system.. and now i am using ubuntu. The partitions are mounted as read only...

    Is there any way that i can use the drives for writing in ubuntu..?? Is there any harm to my drive if we use such softwares??

    please help...

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    Hi !!

    you can write in NTFS using ntfs-3g
    a lot of people using this and i didnt hear any problem till now... try it...



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    thanks a lot.. it worked...

    but a small problem.. the drive icon which used to appear on my desktop previously has gone now.. is there any way to get the icon back on my desktop??

    plz suggest...

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    Hi !!

    create icon again....

    $ ln -sf drivepath /home/user_name/Desktop/drive_name

    you will get an icon on desktop... right click on it and select new icon from list...



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    yeah i got it...

    thank u once again for being patient to answer my silly questions...
    (boz.. i m a newbie to linux )

    please answer one more for me...

    when i run an exe file with wine, a terminal window appears every time for asking password.. and it keep running till the exe file is closed.. also.. wine system tray adapter 'll also be running.. is there any way that we can prevent these windows from appearing and make ip messenger run on Top panel??

    bcoz once accidentally i have done something and it worked.. i m very sure that that forgot what i 've done..

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    hey !! you are welcome ........




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    HOWTO: NTFS with read/write support using ntfs-3g (easy method)
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217009

    when i run an exe file with wine, a terminal window appears every time for asking password.. and it keep running till the exe file is closed
    Maybe these files need root privileges.

    Type: sudo chmod 777 file

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    Please be warned that writing to NTFS is spotty and you run the risk of corrupting the file system on that NTFS partition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtmtnbiker98
    Please be warned that writing to NTFS is spotty and you run the risk of corrupting the file system on that NTFS partition!
    i dont think writing in NTFS is a risk anymore... ntfs-3g works fine and FC6 is going to include NTFS support........



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    I thought that I would add the advisory. From a personal standpoint, until it is absolutely perfected, I will only read from NTFS and will refrain from ever writing to it. In a corporate sense, I use Samba for all Windows/Nix filesharing.

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