can't open hda1 icon on desktop

alex radsky at
Wed Mar 1 21:08:32 UTC 2006

Loïc Martin wrote:

> alex wrote:
>> Loïc Martin wrote:
>>> Max Andersen a écrit :
>>>> alex wrote:
>>>>> Problem solved....... Too much of a hastle  doing it in ubuntu so  
>>>>> I downloaded it  with Windows XP
>>>>> I was hoping to do all my internet work with ubuntu but apparently 
>>>>> there are still some limitations. .
>>>> The limitation is your ntfs..... and a file is not ntfs. the 
>>>> filesystem is ntfs. Big difference. But if this simple problem 
>>>> scared you of, it's a wise choice leaving ubuntu. Because larger 
>>>> problems than that arise when using open source against closed source.
>>>> Sincerely
>>>> Max
>> Let's just say that the file of interest was intended to be used in a 
>> ntfs system.
> Then if the aforementioned solution could be an easy way to solve the 
> pb : create a fat32 partition both Ubuntu and XP can access, then use 
> that one to transfer your files. In fact, you could do like a lot of 
> people : create a big fat32 partition that will contain all your 
> personal files, then create symbolic links to your home folder in 
> Ubuntu. Anyway, one using XP should always have 2 partitions, one for 
> the system and its applications, the other (the fat32 one) with all of 
> the users' data. That way, each time you have to reinstall XP (because 
> your grandchildren would have messed it up) you can do it painlessly.
> Cheers,
I guess my mistake was creating two NTFS instead of VFAT or fat32 
utility partitions.    I have a variety of Linux systems installed in 
addition to ubunt and I'm  able to use  the NTFS partition with them. I 
wasn't aware that ubuntu doesn't recognize NTFS (yet).  Maybe soon?

alex aka elmo

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