How to acces the NTFS partition, and write in it?

As I previously posted, I could not be able to boot from Windows again… now I’m forced to be free of Bill Gates :wink:

The problem now is: I have acces to NTFS partitions from OpenSuse 11.2, and read data, yet I cannot write changes of it. I tryed to change “rw” attributes using “sudo”, and was not possible.
Even the windows version I had is 7, the NTFS partition I want to access for writing, comes from a previous XP install.
Is there a way to have “write” access for data stored in NTFS? I recall an install I had on a laptop with Windows XP and Ubuntu… and Ubuntu was able to write on NTFS; would it be possible in OpenSuse?

Thanx

This might help :

HowTo Mount NTFS Filesystem Partition Read Write Access in openSUSE

As long as you use NTFS you are not free of Bill Gates at all. And the problem you have shows it. lol!

The software that makes it possible to use NTFS partitions on Linux can not magically make NTFS do things it hasn’t. It can only mimic these things and that has its limits.

Now you could follow oysterboy’s advice, but you could also do away with that NTFS thingy.

You should rather copy all you need from the NTFS partition to a proper on place your native Linux partitions and then get rid of it (e.g. by making an ext4 partition out of it and mounting it at a place of your choice.

On Mon, 21 Jun 2010 01:36:01 +0000, alquimista wrote for a reply:

> As I previously posted, I could not be able to boot from Windows
> again… now I’m forced to be free of Bill Gates :wink:
>
> The problem now is: I have acces to NTFS partitions from OpenSuse 11.2,
> and read data, yet I cannot write changes of it. I tryed to change “rw”
> attributes using “sudo”, and was not possible. Even the windows version
> I had is 7, the NTFS partition I want to access for writing, comes
> from a previous XP install. Is there a way to have “write” access for
> data stored in NTFS? I recall an install I had on a laptop with Windows
> XP and Ubuntu… and Ubuntu was able to write on NTFS; would it be
> possible in OpenSuse?
>
> Thanx

I think you need to use the NTFS-NG kernel modules for read-write to NTFS
volumes, Bear in mind you might need to defrag the Windows partitions
when you write/move large files from Linux to Windows.

My need allows the luxury to boot into Window 7 and either execute
programs and/or copy files from my Linux partition (IFS-Ext2) onto my
Windows drives, or boot Linux for vice versus. Then there’s no problem
with defrag or permissions.


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