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Old 03-11-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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Exclamation Widows partition and usb devices not usable by users!

Hi. I'm running Lindows Laptop Edition 4.5.280. I know what you're going to say about Lindows, well it's the only thing that likes this laptop.

Anyhow, non root users are unable to access the windowsXP partition(/dev/hda1 mounted on /disks/winxp) or any usb device I plug into the computer. Root, or sudo'ing works fine to access these, but I'd like normal users to have access too.

I already killed jiffyboot(the program that overwrites lilo.conf and fstab on each reboot) to help make this work. What do I need to do to view these as a normal user. Below are the windows partition and usb lines from my fstab file:

/dev/hda1       /disks/winxp  ntfs   defaults                     0   2

none            /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs defaults                     0   0
Old 03-11-2004, 06:55 PM   #2
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Take an example on the floppy disk....and modify your fstab file....
Old 03-11-2004, 08:16 PM   #3
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get rid of the option "defaults" and replace it with:


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