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

Rob Owens hick518 at yahoo.com
Wed May 3 21:46:02 UTC 2006

FAT32 is no problem, but NTFS is a different story. 
Look into Captive NTFS or NTFS using Fuse (see this

DSL is a Knoppix derivative, and Knoppix allows you to
right-click on a mounted drive and choose "Change
read/write mode" or something to that effect.  You
could try that. 

Or you could mount the drive with the following

mount -o rw /dev/hda1 /mnt/my_hard_drive

make sure that the directory /mnt/my_hard_drive exists
before attempting to mount to that directory.

You might want to check out the manpage for "mount" to
see if there are any other options worth passing,
other than rw (for read-write).


--- Jim Kronebusch <jim at winonacotter.org> 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
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