[K12OSN] OT: Damn Small Linux (DSL) Question

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Wed May 3 21:38:58 UTC 2006

Check out the captive NTFS project. It works for mounting XP systems  
rw. Take a look at the SystemRescueCD. You have to mount the NTFS  
drive read-only first to get the drivers from windows, then you use  
those drivers to remount it rw.

On May 3, 2006, at 9:23 AM, Brian Chivers wrote:

> Jim Kronebusch wrote:
>> I have been trying to get more familiar with DSL for repairing  
>> infested
>> Windows machines and as a mobile Linux desktop.  The main problem  
>> I have been
>> having at this point is that all drives that I mount via the mount  
>> tool end up
>> being "read only filesystems".  External USB hard drives and thumb  
>> drives, and
>> the most important, the local Windows drive.  I have searched  
>> google and I can
>> find no help.  What I want to do most is be able to modify the  
>> files on the
>> Windows FAT32 or NTFS drive.  Does anyone have any suggestions?   
>> Even the right syntax to mount the
>> filesystems via command as su would be helpful.
>> Thanks,
>> Jim Kronebusch
>> Cotter Tech Department
>> 507-453-5188
> Hope I'm not teaching you to "suck eggs" but this is my 2cents !!!!  
> *grin*
> NTFS is NEARLY always mount as read only as it's not recommended to  
> mount them RW because it's really easy to corrupt a NTFS drive
> Try fdisk -l to list everything
> But to mount something like Fat32 you could try
> mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/win
> Usually workout what /dev device it is my `tail` /var/log/messages  
> as you plugin the USB device
> Brian
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