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Old 02-27-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
Gunnyman
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bug or feature?


I have installed the Lindows 4.5 developer addition.
As root, I can see my windows XP NTFS partition in /system/disks/dos
when I log onto my user account, I can see the partition exists but am unable to gain read access.
As root I seem to be unable to change the permissions of this folder?
is this working as intended?

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Old 03-01-2004, 10:27 AM   #2
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Add "umask=0000" to the end of the line of your NTFS partition in /etc/fstab assuming Linudows/Debian even uses this file, otherwise, I'm not sure.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 08:42 PM   #3
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Re: bug or feature?

Quote:
Originally posted by Gunnyman
I have installed the Lindows 4.5 developer addition.
As root, I can see my windows XP NTFS partition in /system/disks/dos
when I log onto my user account, I can see the partition exists but am unable to gain read access.
As root I seem to be unable to change the permissions of this folder?
is this working as intended?
I'm not 100% sure on this but I believe Lindows does not currently handle NTFS partitions itself which may explain why you are experiencing this. It can read and write to them through a network host running NTFS like XP or Win2kpro, but reading and writing on an NTFS partition on a local Lindows machine isn't currently suported. I do think this will be a feature of the upcoming 5.0 release.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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He says that his root account can access it but not his user account. So that means he can read it as the user, provided the permisions are set properly. hence the appended umask.

As far as writing to it, writing is in the kernel but generally disabled, as it is highly dangerous at this point.

Last edited by archlyn; 03-06-2004 at 10:46 AM.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 12:08 AM   #5
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Re: Re: bug or feature?

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Originally posted by Atomic_Ed
I'm not 100% sure on this but I believe Lindows does not currently handle NTFS partitions itself which may explain why you are experiencing this.
Actually Atomic_Ed, Lindows, like most other Linux versions can READ the NTFS partitions by default, it can not however WRITE to NTFS partitions. And yes, Lindows does have /etc/fstab.

Last edited by LindowsGamer; 03-06-2004 at 12:12 AM.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 04:18 PM   #6
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Originally posted by LindowsGamer
Actually Atomic_Ed, Lindows, like most other Linux versions can READ the NTFS partitions by default, it can not however WRITE to NTFS partitions. And yes, Lindows does have /etc/fstab.
Thanks for the clarification on this.
 
  


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