writing to windoze partition
bruce.stanley at prodigy.net
Mon Aug 8 12:40:32 UTC 2005
--- Jeff Vian <jvian10 at charter.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-08-07 at 05:41 -0700, Globe Trotter wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have the ntfs kernel installed and the following line in my /etc/fstab.
> > /dev/hda1 /media/windows ntfs rw,defaults,umask=0222 0 0
> I suggest you not use the defaults option and use "ro" instead of "rw".
> Umask of 222 turns off write permissions on all files and is suggested
> for that reason. If you *really* insist on write permissions take that
> You also may need to add other options such as UID=XXX,GID=XXX to give
> your user full access.
> Note that if you write to an NTFS partition and create a new file or
> extend an existing file it *may* corrupt the filesystem since AFAIK
> Linux cannot manipulate the MFT in the NTFS filesystem.
> > The windoze partition mounts okay and I can change directories, etc.
> > cd /media/windows/Documents and Settings/globe/Desktop
> > However, I am unable to copy files to it on linux (FC4). What do I have to
> > to be able to do this?
> > Many thanks and best wishes!
> You have already been told why it does not work. What most do to have
> an area where files can be transferred back and forth and be seen in
> both OSes ( Windows using NTFS and Linux ) is have a fat32 partition.
> Since both OSes can read/write in fat32 this seems to be a viable
> alternative for now.
While running windows:
Your best bet would be to use a partitioning program (e.g. Partition Magic)
and shrink you ntfs partition down in size and then create a vfat32 with the
free space you have created. Writing to nfts is very risky....
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