I have created a VHDX (GUID type) file in Windows 10. It is mounted as an NTFS formatted drive with drive letter X:. When I open the bash (Ubuntu on Windows 10/WSL), I am able to

cd /mnt/x

However, when I do ls, i get permission denied for all the files. Also, I am not able to create directory even with sudo. Same problem with chmod, chown, etc.

I have also tried to grant permissions to everyone through icacls in Windows through command line as well as through the GUI.



Updates [Edit] I think the problem is that the way NTFS gets mounted on Windows. The mounted mode is being treated as a read-only mode by the Ubuntu Bash.

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