Unable to write .fsa image

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Toshik
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Unable to write .fsa image

Post by Toshik » 23 Jun 2010, 14:48

I wanted to create an image of my Ubuntu partition. I've loaded from System rescue cd. I had to write an image of /dev/sda10 with ext4 to /dev/sdb5 with ntfs. So I mounted /dev/sdb5 to /mnt/windows using

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mount /dev/sdb5 /mnt/windows
. But when I tried to copy an image to /dev/sdb5 using

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fsarchiver savefs /mnt/windows/ubuntu.fsa /dev/sda10
I've got this

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[errno=30, Read-only file system]: archwriter.c#116,archwriter_create(): cannot create archive /mnt/windows/ubuntu.fsa
.
I've checked directory /mnt/windows and it's "read only". How to make it "read-write"? And how to make image in this situation?

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Re: Unable to write .fsa image

Post by admin » 23 Jun 2010, 14:58

There are two sort of ntfs drivers in linux:
1) the kernel driver that you have used which has an incomplete write support
2) ntfs-3g which is implemented in user-space has full read-write support

You just have to mount it this way:

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ntfs-3g /dev/sdb5 /mnt/windows

Toshik
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Re: Unable to write .fsa image

Post by Toshik » 26 Jun 2010, 12:29

It works. Thanks for reply

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