Best way to checkout from TFS? (via TEE plugin)

I’m trying to get a build together for QNX on my Linux (Ubuntu) host.
I’m opening Eclipse
Checking out my workspace to a localfolder
then In the C++ perspective I’ve either
*been importing from Team/TFS
*or importing an existing project (as it’s already co’d in the workspace)

I keep on getting “Error processing changed links in description file”, the .project is read-only.

Any ideas? should I be running as root (I don’t want to)
I can’t ditch TFS

Anyone else using it?

for anyone googling here, see

basically: import project one-at-a-time via Import->Team->TFS, (and don’t use the TeamBuild browser to checkout your code and then import each project into your workspace)