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Acer Vista Laptop Drive D:\ - I want Linux access to this Drive

Last response: in Linux/Free BSD
November 19, 2011 10:52:47 AM

I dual boot acer laptop vista HP / Ubuntu linux 11.10.
Windows drive D:\ holds about 3gb of hidden recovery files in this NTFS formatted partition.
About 32 gb is unused.
In windows I can create folders and files in this D:
(Computer has only 1 physical drive).
In Linux - access to this partition is read only.
Any attempt to change permissions is denied saying drive is locked.

Question: Any way I can access this from Linux to use it as a data storage?
a b 5 Linux
November 19, 2011 8:48:47 PM

How many partitions now exist on the hard drive in question? If four, then some rearranging following backup is in order. If three, then things are easier. In either case, do a backup first.

Assuming the latter, first shrink the D:\ by approximately 30 GB using Windows. Then use gparted (it is present in System Rescue CD) to add another partition. Suggest using FAT32 file system should you want to also see files in Windows.
November 19, 2011 10:49:21 PM

Why fat32 - I used NTFS earlier
That may be my problem.
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a b 5 Linux
November 20, 2011 12:01:46 AM

NTFS can be seen, read and be written to by Linux.
November 20, 2011 1:09:00 PM

Best answer selected by garfox.