[sf-lug] ntfs file system is read-only- how to get around this?

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Mon Aug 27 11:33:05 PDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-08-27 at 11:06 -0700, Alex Kleider wrote:
> In my attempts to encourage the use of Linux I've successfully
> convinced a friend to install Debian desktop on a dual boot; (he's not
> ready to cut the umbilical cord completely and probably never will be.)
> In the process I've discovered that NTFS can be mounted read only!
> (Something that all of you probably already know.)
> I am able to go through the rather tedious process of changing
> directory permissions as root and drilling down to a file's parent
> directory and then copying it to the linux file system where it can be
> useful but again only after changing permission and ownership. All of
> this needs to be done as root. Once the file is changed (as in edited
> by OpenOfficeWriter for example) I guess there's no way to make it
> accessible by the windows system again; except perhaps via a usb memory
> stick or some such device.
> Does anyone know of a simpler way of "sharing" files between OSs
> sharing a dual boot system?

Have you tried:


Thanks, Tom

> alex at kleider.net
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