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Windows Partition Admin Rights

Postby fredmarkle on Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:10 am

I know this has been talked about before, but is there an easy way to make a windows partition not need to be logged in as root or type sudo to make changes to the files on it. I hope I'm being clear
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Postby Husse on Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:42 pm

No you are not clear - I don't understand a thing you are saying. Why would you be root to gain access to a Windows partition - and would that make it possible?
From Bianca Mint comes with mintDisk that automounts FAT and NTFS.
In case that does not happen you have to edit your /etc/fstab file. To do that you need to be root - make a copy first and then remove every instance of windows partitions - be it as a comment or not.
After that they are mounted
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Postby fredmarkle on Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:25 am

Husse wrote:No you are not clear - I don't understand a thing you are saying. Why would you be root to gain access to a Windows partition - and would that make it possible?
From Bianca Mint comes with mintDisk that automounts FAT and NTFS.
In case that does not happen you have to edit your /etc/fstab file. To do that you need to be root - make a copy first and then remove every instance of windows partitions - be it as a comment or not.
After that they are mounted


I mean I have 2 partitions on my windows computer C: is where windows is located. The D: is where I keep all my files, when I load Mint I can not modify or delete and files on my D: drive but I would like to be able to and I was wondering would it take to be able to do that. I think I need to be logged in as root to be able to modify things on that partition. Sorry if I wasn't clear before.
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Postby Husse on Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:41 pm

Please read the answer I gave you!
mintDisk mounts r/w I should add
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Postby T J Tulley on Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:34 am

Perhaps this may help - I installed Bianca Light from a Live CD very recently. First time I opened one of my files in my Windows My Docs folder, it was read-only, but since then I have had no difficulty in editing them.
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