OpenSUSE :: Modifying Files On Windows 7 Partition?
Mar 22, 2011
I am using open suse 11.4 on my dual boot laptop, and am trying to access and modify files that I have on my windows 7 partition, not sure but think they are ntfs directories. I can access and view them but need to be able to modify them.
I have just installed Open Suse 11.4 Gnome, and I am trying to work on files on my windows partition that is ntfs, and it keeps telling me that they are "read only"......I check my /etc/fstab file and that it shows permissions at the end of the windows partions to be "0 0", which I was told was what was I needed to be able to work on ntfs files in windows?
Now however its not letting me resize the Windows partition, mounted or unmounted. It currently occupies the whole disk. I would rather not reinstall the whole thing over again, but I will if I have to. Isnt there an easy way to shrink a Windows partition? I swear Ive done this before and it wasnt this hard. Could it be a problem with the Mint installer that now asks me if I want to unmount my disks before it goes into install mode? On this PC I would like to have
Windows XP Mint Ubuntu-Studio Edubuntu One of the E17 OSs Puppy Linux (to create a remix)
I am probably going to put most of the linux partitions on the second laptop drive but I want to install files on a non WIndows NTFS partition.
I got tired of dual booting on my old computer so on the new computer I am planning to run XP on VMware Player. The problem is that on the new computer neither Ubuntu or XP can "see" the FAT32 partition. I intend to use the FAT32 partition for photo images and old Windows files and need access from both Ubintu and XP.
After several times install & reinstall,i got a stable dual boot vista / ubuntu 10.10.,but i can't access or even see my windows partition from ubuntu,i installed my dual boot with wubu this time,in previous installation when i didn't use wubi , i didn't have such a problem & windows partition with all my files in it (windows files,media ,etc,) was easily accessible from "places" on ubuntu . I already disabled windows firewall & other security options but nothing changed
I'm having difficulty installing a MOD for Lpanzer because I can not modify any files in the file system because I'm not the owner. According to permissions Root is the owner. So how do I either tell Ubuntu I'm the owner? Or do I need a utility program to get things going?
I don't know almost anything about it so I was thinking of asking this question from the experts.I recently downloaded the xPUD 0.9.2.I LOVE that OS!It's simple,fast and smart.I just would like to add some other programs to it somehow.Is that possible for ex. extracting the image,modifying files,then remaking the iso?(Talking in Windows7)I would like to add some programs like Wine and some games also.Please reply as soon as possible because the xpud site is down for bandwidth exceeded.
I have a separate ext4 partition which contains all my data (music, movies, etc). When I delete files from this partition it is very slow because it copies files from my data partition to the Trash folder in my home partition. How can I avoid this? Can't the trash be configured so that it uses a trash folder in each partition instead of copying files to another partition (which is slow).
[Sorry if this is misplaced; I just couldn't think which category to put it under.] So yeah, I'm almost exclusively using karmic (yay!), but I still have to use that vista install I have smushed in a corner of my HD from time to time. Now, I installed karmic using the default, latest file system (ext4, I believe it is, right?). Last I remember hearing, that presents a bit of a problem, doesn't it?
I have Ubuntu 10.04 x64 installed and i've mounted both NTFS partitions. The first contains my Windows partition (with Windows 7 on it) and the second contains my backup partition. They are two seperate hardisks.Now, i'm trying to delete files on my Windows partition, but the ability to 'Cut' is greyed out and there's no 'delete' option at all.This only occurs on my Windows partition, but my Backup partition can execute and option; whether delete, cut etc.I assume this is either a settings in Ubuntu or something about Windows that prevents alternate O/S's from messing around with it.So how can I go about enabling the feature to delete from my Windows partition? The idea is to erase all Windows related stuff so I can reinstall Windows.
I have Suse 11.2 installed. In Dolphin file manager I can see read files in my windows partition. But I cant create or delete any of these files as a user. I opened Dolphin as root and changed the permission rights of this windows folder so that all groups and users can view and Modify content. But when I try to create something I get the message access denied, "check your permission rights". And how can I change these permission right for my user in console mode?
I have installed Debian as a second OS alongside Win XP, and now I have Win XP on C drive (if viewed from XP), NTFS, my data files (mainly texts and graphics) on D drive (NTSF), and Debian on ext3. Debian sees and opens files on D.
1. If I read-write from-on this D partition from both OSes, is there a chance the data will be corrupted? 2. If I open a Windows-created TXT, GIF, JPG, HTML or other not-proprietary format file from Debian, edit it and save (just SAVE, not SAVE AS) - will this file remain readable from Windows?
I have an SD card that I formatted using my Ubuntu machine to contain one raw Linux partition and one FAT32 partition. Does anyone know of a way to be able to copy files to/from the SD card and my Windows PC? Right now, when I plug the SD card into my Windows PC, the FAT32 partition doesn't appear. When I try to copy files from my Windows PC to the raw Linux partition on the SD ard, I get "bad magic number" errors on the device that I use the SD card with. Is there some utility I can use on my Windows PC to be able to correctly read this SD card? It would be very convenient to have that for travel, etc when I don't have easy access to the Ubuntu machine.
I would like to know if there is a way that I can access my files on the Windows partition using Linux because the Linux partition does not have enough space to house all the files on the Windows partition.
My Windows XP Pro laptop has been attacked! Windows will no longer update and Microsoft Security Essentials will not update either. I've been trying to resolve the issue for over two weeks with Microsoft support, but it's just taking too long. I also tried some rescue CD options (all running some form of Linux, obviously):
- BitDefender Rescue CD (removed infections, now detects nothing), - Kaspersky Rescue CD 10 (removed infections, now detects nothing), - Trinity Rescue CD (won't load AV Engine, so can't use it to do anything).
Malwarebytes cleaned a bunch of stuff, but will not clean the final threat detected (it's supposed to get deleted on reboot, but never does). Hijack.FolderOptions is stuck in the accursed registry, and it keeps causing Windows Explorer to crash. I cannot rename files or work with them or everything just crashes.
So I'm ready to reinstall XP from scratch, and add a dual boot with Xubuntu & LXDE, which I'm already running on a much older laptop.
Question: I want to rescue the files I need. My idea was:
1) Install Xubuntu with dual boot. 2) Copy over files from Windows XP partition using Xubuntu. 3) Back up files to an external drive using Xubuntu. 4) Reinstall XP Pro and format hard drive. 5) Reinstall Xubuntu with dual boot. 6) Use Xubuntu for daily use. 7) Only use XP for those tasks that require it (TomTom updates ...)
Should I be concerned about the security risk from copying files from the Windows partition to the Xubuntu partition, and from there onto an external hard drive?
Is this the way to do it, or is there a better way? I just want my laptop back in working order. Right now I can't use it for anything.
I am currently running a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows Vista.Is there any way I can delete the Linux partition and Grub boot loader without affecting the Windows partition at all?I would also like to be able to repartition all of the space that was previously occupied by Linux.
To install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, I have to shrink Windows 7 partition C:. But due to some unmovable files, I cannot shrink as much as I plan by using Windows own shrinking tool. I guess many of you who have both OSes on the same hard drive must have similar experience.
I edited fstab so that my Windows disk partition will be automatically mounted when I log on. However, when I delete a file from said partition, I am told that the item(s) cannot be moved to trash - I can only permanently delete files from the Windows partition. Here is how I configured in fstab: Code: /dev/sda1 /media/Vista ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 0 0 I suspect I mis-configured the options. Can anyone see an issue?
I have two different Linux operating systems (on two separate partitions) on my laptop. One is open SUSE and the second is PCLinuxOS and I frequently have to update files and folders from one to the other (the consequences of trying to keep both current!). When I am using openSUSE and want to access folders/files on the other OS, openSUSE asks for SU authorisation to access the other . . ./home file. Until recently, I could open ALL of the folders on the (other) /home file but now I can open some folders but not others. The Dolphin screen shows a warning at the bottom that "Could not enter folder /media...... " ! I can then only access the folder by going into the menu and using the 'File manager -Super User' mode ..AGAIN.
I suspect this action is necessary because I have had to previously open these specific folders in 'Root mode' to be able to 'paste' the moved file! I would like to avoid this (double) 'messy' action - how to change/avoid this My system is a 32bit openSUSE 11.4 with KDE 4.6.0 and the 2nd OS is also KDE 4.6
I recently purchased a dell inspiron N4010 with windows 7 preloaded...i want to install fedora into it and i want keep it as my primary operasting system.... but what worries me is that the windows setup files is stored in a hidden recovery partion.... So if i install fedora will i lose this ??? if no will i will be able to install windows from that partion?
The openSUSE 11.2 installation disk doesn't want to let me resize my NTFS-based WinXP partition; it just says that the fs is inconsistent and that I should check this issue in windows... But even though I've scheduled diskcheck to run after a reboot, it doesn't! Is there some way of "forcing" the diskcheck to run upon startup, or how else can I resolve this issue (without re-installing my entire system)?
After having successfully downloaded and burned 11.3 ISO to DVD, i'm off to doing dangerous things: trying to install this on my work laptop which has Win XP SP3. when the partitioning stuff comes up, it suggests deleting the windows partition. i have tried various options in terms of editing/resizing existing partitions and have always gotten errors. Just want to confirm: if I delete the windows partition, i'll lose my Win XP and all the data i have. Is that right?
i've just installed the 11.3 while still keeping win 7. but i can't open the windows partition ,and even the massive usb storage device. i notice that by changing some syntax in the etc/fstba, i can make the system read the windows partition automatically once i start my PC. but how?
I have been an Ubuntu user for years and am new top OpenSuse 11.3. In Ubuntu I was used to be able to mount and have read/write acces to my Windows partition. My question is: Is this possible in OpenSuse?
I've been having trouble copying files. When I try to copy something, it starts copying, and after a few GB, I suddenly get an error. It tells me its unable to write to the disk. After this, the only way to be able to write to the disk again, is to reboot the system. I then get to copy a few more files before the same error appears. The partition in question is formatted as ext3, using opensuse 11.0 with KDE.
I was dual booting windows 7 with opensuse 11.3 and then realized I wasn't ever using Opensuse. I then deleted the partition it was in and now I cannot boot into windows. Grub immediately takes over upon booting but doesn't detect any partitions. I tried booting from an opensuse cd and changing the boot order priority, but grub still comes up. I don't have a windows 7 installation disc