I have run into the problem in this thread, I thought I would leave a comment about NTFS. Just in case somebody new to Linux comes along and read the topic.
If you use the NTFS to store Linux DATA, you are likely never to notice anything. However if you one day decided to try and back up from Linux you may find you are in trouble. Permissions are handled slightly different in Windows and Linux, I had read old-polacks warning on this but in the heat of the moment I forgot and tried to rsync a Linux to ntfs partition. I was lucky I only lost the time in this instance, reformatted and instlled ext3 on the partition. My problem (solved)
On my USB drive I have a named partition, USB465-1B , in the partition I have a directory, 'holding new'
USB465-1B/holding new <--- I just noticed a blank space, that could be tricky
I wanted to make a new directory, 'PostScriptFiles' under 'holding new', using Konqueror Root but could not, checking permissions I had owner root and group user, and I could not change the permission even as root. However reading the thread I noticed talk about /media/..., in my case
Here I could with Konq Root change permission on USB465-1B and then on /holding new. After that I could make my new partition.
And yes I am going to fix, remove, the space in that name, just in case this would cause me further grief in the future.