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Old 06-29-2004, 08:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy reading a ntfs partition...

I've added the line:-

/dev/hda5 /mnt/ntfs ntfs gid=users,umask=644,utf8,user,ro 0 0

to fstab in /etc/, this use to work for both users and root accounts, but now only my root account can access the drive, anyone know why? As a user, in /mnt/ the ntfs folder has a padlock on it, using that command above use to enable read-only for the user account aswell.....
Old 06-29-2004, 08:47 AM   #2
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To list the contents of a directory you need to have execution permission on it. Change umask=644 to umask=755.

Old 06-29-2004, 09:31 AM   #3
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hehe, sorry, i needed more help so i visited #Slackware on freenode (IRC channel) and a kind person helped me set a User group and put me in it, and then i used this in fstab:-

/dev/hda5 /mnt/ntfs ntfs user,owner,uid=andy,ro 0 0

Its now working like it should

Thnx for the reply though hw-tph, much appreciated


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