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    Hi to all,

    I have 2 operating systems on the same hard drive, but most of the time
    i use debian. Windows (NFTS) partition has a lot of free space
    and i would like to use it...
    The problem is that, while i can read from the windows partition
    i cannot write to it.
    Any advice to overcome this problem?
    I don't think that moving first the data on a usb memory
    stick and then to windows partition is a solution :-)

    Thank you in advance.

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    nobody wrote:
    > Hi to all,
    >
    > I have 2 operating systems on the same hard drive, but most of the time
    > i use debian. Windows (NFTS) partition has a lot of free space
    > and i would like to use it...


    You /could/ use ntfsresize and make your NTFS partition smaller. Then
    you could repartition and give the remaining unused space to Linux.
    http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html

    > The problem is that, while i can read from the windows partition
    > i cannot write to it.


    Yah. NTFS is a moving target and many kernels don't yet have the code to
    reliably write to NTFS partitions.


    > Any advice to overcome this problem?
    > I don't think that moving first the data on a usb memory
    > stick and then to windows partition is a solution :-)


    That's one solution (and a good one, to me)

    Another would be to use FUSE (Filesystem in USEr space) and the
    MSWindows NTFS DLLS to give yourself read/write access to the NTFS
    partition. I don't know how well this works, but apparently it /does/
    work. http://wiki.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=ntfsmount


    > Thank you in advance.



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    Lew Pitcher, IT Specialist, Enterprise Data Systems
    Enterprise Technology Solutions, TD Bank Financial Group

    (Opinions expressed here are my own, not my employer's)
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  3. Re: Writing to protected partition

    In comp.os.linux Lew Pitcher wrote:

    > You /could/ use ntfsresize and make your NTFS partition smaller. Then
    > you could repartition and give the remaining unused space to Linux.
    > http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/ntfsresize.html


    I agree with Lew. Make your NTFS partition smaller, and reallocate the space
    for Linux. You've no reason to go back to using Windows again.

    You could use FAT32, to share data with Windows, but because you are using
    mostly Linux anyway, forget Windows, get your data onto Linux, and be done.

    Regards,

    Mark.

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