Hello Well i just downloaded a huge wordlist so i can crack me wpa password but the hardrive i have that backtrack is installed on is way to small so i am trying to transfer a few wordlists to my usb hardrive that i just freshly formatted with ntfs when i go throught the system icon then to storage media and click my usb hardrive and try to drag the file from my desktop into the usb hardrive window it just shows a red X any idea why this is happening? thanks
You may very well be right, I have never been in the situation to try it, but I am certain I have read a discussion on the forum saying that write support needs to be "forced".
I will have to try and remember to have a check later.
It wouldn't be the first time I was wrong, and I am quite happy to be shown to be so. With all the new features in bt3, it would be very easy for me to miss something like that.
You are both right.
When you boot a computer with BT that has a ntfs formatted hard drive, it sets the mount option in /etc/fstab to ntfs-3g, which has write support.
When you insert a ntfs formatted usb drive, it sets the mount option in fstab to ntfs ro (read-only).
To mount your ntfs formatted usb drive rw make sure it isn't already mounted, open a console and
ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 #your device may be different.
To the original poster:
You should try the "mount" command with no options. It will show you what is mounted and how.
Another command that is helpful is "cat /etc/fstab"
You might also try:
Thank you for the info ghaze, it seems we both had part of the full story and in effect were as you say in effect both right.
As far as I'm concerned that is a win win situation.
Now with any luck, the information you have provided will answer the OP's question and everybody will be happy.