The post below follows almost my exact initial issue and it has helped me tremendously. I joined and posted here because of that.
With Puppy Linux running on my XP machine I can get as far as seeing what I want to transfer from my old drive to my external HD. I get a message regarding the NTFS-3g driver:
The ntfs -3g driver was unable to mount the ntfs partition and returned this error message:
Failed to write lock '/dev/sda1': Resource temporarily unavailable
Error opening partition device: Resource temporarily unavailable
Failed startup volume:'/dev/sda1': Resource temporarily unavailable
So, the inbuilt kernel ntfs driver has been used to mount the partition read-only.
The drives mount, but obviously proceeding after that copy won't work due to the read-only status of my "C" drive. I did try changing the permissions using right click/properties on the files and folders with no luck.
Is there possibly a simple work around for this?
I can provide more details.
Thanks in advance,