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Old 06-16-2006, 03:15 AM   #1
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All music in windows partition want to play it in my user account


Ok, let me see if i can explain this in a way that will make sense other then in my wierd logic.I have a duel-boot system of WinXP and Slack 10.2 and i have a pretty small hard drive so the partitions are that big about 10 gigs apiece. All of my music is located on my windows partition and to play it in linux i have to su into root and then i can access my windows partition.
all that for my question

Is there a way i can have my player open so that only it can access my windows partition to read the music, or would i have to set it so my user acccount can just go into my windows partition anytime?

if that doesnt make sense tell me ill try to sort it out better.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 03:20 AM   #2
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you can run xmms as root. in kde if you have a xmms icon in your desktop, right-click the icon, go the properties and then select the Application tab. Select 'Advanced Options'->Run as different user and then type root for username.
next time you want to listen a song just double click the xmms icon and it should ask you for the root passwd. supply it and you are a go.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 03:37 AM   #3
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Thank you that would be lots of help, but im running fluxbox with idesk, any chance u know how that would work?
 
Old 06-16-2006, 04:24 AM   #4
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the method/process should be the same the names may be different.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 08:56 AM   #5
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If you add the option "umask=0" to the fstab entry for your XP partition, it will give user access. This is the example line in my fstab:
/dev/sda2 /mnt/win_d ntfs user,exec,ro,noauto,umask=0 0 0

The ro option is important as the Linux ntfs driver does not write reliably, and you run the risk of corrupting the ntfs partition. If you need rw access, check out the captive-fuse driver at www.linux-ntfs.org.

Last edited by tskears; 06-16-2006 at 08:57 AM.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 09:09 PM   #6
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Gah don't get XMMS running as root, silly workaround. tskears has a much better solution!

The kernel driver actually has pretty stable read/write to NTFS these days and is quicker than the FUSE driver but if all you want is to play your music then mount it ro and forget
 
Old 06-17-2006, 01:23 AM   #7
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OK yeah thanks and ok cam thats what i was afraid of but if yall dont think it'll hurt.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 06:57 AM   #8
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yes i just gave jedi_jay87 a workaround, the other method is better and the actual way to go. what i told is a nasty workaround that nevertheless works but is not recommended.
 
  


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