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    Default no write permissions for external USB drive

    hi,

    I'm attempting to use backtrack 3 as a recovery tool for my winXP based system which may have contracted a virus thus, preventing it from booting. Specifically, I cannot boot into windowsXP as I am greeted with Issas.exe - system error.

    Before I do a reinstall, I'd like to back my important files up first on a USB drive. When I boot into backtrack via CD, it can see my USB drive but it cannot write files to it. I only have read permissions. I tried setting the drive to both write and read permissions but it fails on conqeror. On Winxp I had both read and write privileges.

    Is it possible to change the permissions for my USB drive on backtrack 3?

    Thanks.

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    What is wrong with using the xp recovery disk? It would probably be much easier and faster.
    As for changing file permissions see here
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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    What is wrong with using the xp recovery disk? It would probably be much easier and faster.
    As for changing file permissions see "h x x p : / / www . freeos.com/articles/4440"]here
    Thanks for that link on setting permissions. Much appreciated.

    UPDATE: Per Linux forum:

    "FAT filesystem doesnt support any permissions so you have to fake it"

    hxxp://xxx.linuxforums@org/forum/misc/53527-cant-change-permissions-mounted-fat32-partition@html

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