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    Default can't edit files in /windows

    files in this group are read only, can't be editted. I can't create new files here either.

    sudo chmod u+w emacsv.txt

    it will ask for pwd, but then the attributes do not change at all.

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    Default Re: can't edit files in /windows

    Windows does not recognise permissions; so either your Windows partition will be set to allow editing by root only or not at all. How you can solve/work round this situation depends on whether it is FAT32 or NTFS.

    You need to give more information about the format of your Windows partition to get a succinct answer.

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    Default Re: can't edit files in /windows

    i have the same problem and the winodoz partition is in ntfs

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    Default Re: can't edit files in /windows

    This is what I do..

    Run Terminal

    type in:

    - su
    give it the root password
    - exec nautilus

    Then it should open up the file browser with root priv letting you edit anything you want in the windows partition..

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    Default Re: can't edit files in /windows

    By default, I don't think ntfs partitions are mounted read-write. Therefore, you aren't going to get write access, no matter who you are, until they are mounted with writing enabled.

    Take a look here: HowTo Mount NTFS Filesystem Partition Read Write Access in openSUSE 10, 11 and give it a try.

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    Default Re: can't edit files in /windows

    the above url should help you, helped me a lot, although I made some minor changes and mount this way (fstab entry)

    /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD3200KS-00_WD-WCAPD2147689-part1 /windows/C
    ntfs-3g uid=akm,gid=users,umask=0027,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0

    which gives me rwx and the group users rx and the rest of the world nada

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