My Windows drives were set to be automatically mounted in Ubuntu 8.10 when installed more than one year ago. Today I failed to creat a directory on one of the Windows drives, which rarely happened before:
$ mkdir /windows-d/tmp
mkdir: cannot create directory `/windows-d/tmp': Operation not supported
Same problem after switching to root. I can still read and modify the existing files on the Windows drive and but I am not able to create new directory or new file on it.
Permission info is here, for which I don't see anything wrong:
$ ls -l / | grep "windows-d"
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 229376 2010-10-09 17:47 windows-d
Mounting information about the Windows drive is as follows:
$ cat /etc/mtab
/dev/sda5 /windows-d fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0
$ cat /etc/fstab
# < file system > < mount point > < type > < options > < dump > < pass >
# Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=BED8573DD856F35F /windows-d ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 1
$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 32G 31G 1.2G 97% /windows-d
I was wonder what's wrong?
Thanks and regards!
I just rebooted my computer to Windows XP, created a new directory on the Windows drive then rebooted back to Ubuntu which now allow me to create new file and directory on the Windows drive. Simply rebooting to Windows without creating a new directory does not work. Does anyone know why?
Is there a way to solve the problem without rebooting?