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Mounting Windows drives

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by MattyW, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. MattyW

    MattyW Bit Poster

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    Just wondering if I can get some help mounting two spare hard disks onto my linux machine (Suse 10).

    My set up is
    1 x SATA disk with the OS
    1 x PATA disk where I put all my documents
    1 x USB disk that I use for work I need to move around.

    Both the PATA and USB disks are ntfs and i'm trying to mount them with read/write access.

    Code:
    /dev/hdg1       /mnt/files      subfs rw,fs=ntfs,procuid,nosuid,nodev 0 0  
    /dev/sdb1       /mnt/usbdisk    subfs   rw,fs=ntfs,procuid,nosuid,nodev 0 0 
    
    I can access both disks as root and my normal user but cannot write to them, can anyone help?
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I'm no expert but I didn't think that Linux could write to an NTFS Drive? :blink
     
  3. MattyW

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    done some reading and that is the case, school boy error. Thanks anyway
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    My understanding is that Linux can mount NTFS partitions as Read Only. I've heard of some tricks that will let Linux write to NTFS but they are definitely "use-at-your-own-risk".
     
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  6. MattyW

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    I'll backup my disk and give writing to ntfs a go. I'll let you all know how I get on.
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Please do, i would like to know for one if it all goes hunky dori :)
     
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  8. Clyde

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    Im no linux guru but one thing I know is that while it was true in the past that ntfs access was read only, thats not necessarily the case today. Though I believe support is flakey for the products that do write to NTFS

    I was thinking back to my xandros laptop, but I cant remember if I was reading/writing to ntfs or FAT ...anyhow, I digress
     
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  10. Boycie
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    thanks for the links, i will take a look :thumbleft
     
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