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Re: [SLUG] Permissions
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Permissions
- From: "Martin Visser" <martinvisser99@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 10:51:08 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Howard correctly states that NTFS (Windows formatted) drives are read-only by default. (Being a proprietary format there are no real safe and open methods (yet) to write to NTFS )
You can use fdisk and ext2fs to format the disk from the CLI or alternative just use the Disk manager accessible from the Admin menu in Dapper.
On 8/31/06, Howard Lowndes <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Re-partitioning as a Linux partition (fdisk) and setting up an ext3 file
system would be a good start.
IIRC, NTFS file systems are only readonly; if you can mount it as a CIFS
file system then it should be writeable. CIFS supercedes NTFS.
John Gibbons wrote:
> I have just mounted a new external hard drive in Dapper for backup and
> general storage purposes. However, when I try to write to it it tells me
> I do not have permission and it is for read only.
> How do I tell it I can write to it? Also, should it be reformatted to
> suit Linux as it shows up as ntfs? If so, how?
> All advice appreciated.
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