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    Poor Man's Install - Can't change read/write mode

    Ok, I'll give as much detail upfront.

    I have 1 partition with win98 on it and wanted to be able to explore knoppix without messing with other partitions and get all messy and stuff. So I used the tohd command and I did the following..

    tohd=/dev/hda1

    it worked as expected and booted correctly. However.... I can not change the read/write permission on the hda1 disk. Everytime I right click and select "Actions" then select "Change read/write mode" I get an error about how the drive is already being accessed and it can not change it. This of course is because I am booting from it.

    Is their anyway I can change this so that I can write to the same drive I did my tohd command on? I tried changing the setting when booting from cd and it works just fine. I saved my config and did "knoppix myconfig=/mnt/hda1" at the boot prompt and all my configuration options load normal when i use "fromhd=/dev/hda1" EXCEPT for that the drive still isn't writable.

    What can I do? Any knoppix guru's want to help a newbie?

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    Re: Poor Man's Install - Can't change read/write mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick889
    Is their anyway I can change this so that I can write to the same drive I did my tohd command on?
    No. Knoppix locks the partition the tohd is installed on.

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    Re: Poor Man's Install - Can't change read/write mode

    Quote Originally Posted by CrashedAgain
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick889
    Is their anyway I can change this so that I can write to the same drive I did my tohd command on?
    No. Knoppix locks the partition the tohd is installed on.
    Here is a case where a partition pointed-at by fromhd= and home= is writeable:
    http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Hd_Based...ing_GRUB_on_HD

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