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    I noticed that even though bt3 mounts my windows ntfs partition I can't seem to be able to write to it. Is this not yet possible or am I just missing a setting. Thanks.

    Nice work to whoever added ntfs compatibility by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unusualbob View Post
    I noticed that even though bt3 mounts my windows ntfs partition I can't seem to be able to write to it. Is this not yet possible or am I just missing a setting. Thanks.

    Nice work to whoever added ntfs compatibility by the way.
    NTFS support in linux is iffy most of the time. I'm pretty sure we only get read only with backtrack.
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    I figured as much, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I'm pretty sure we only get read only with backtrack.
    No, we can also write to NTFS. Read the online manual for "NTFS-3G" to learn how to mount the drive as R/W.

    However, use it with caution. There have been reports of corrupted Windoze partitions after NTFS-3G usage (but the later versions seem to have corrected this problem). Also, PROPERLY unmount any mounted NTFS drives to minimize any possibility of drive corruption.

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