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Old 05-13-2004, 05:32 PM   #1
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Can't access NTFS partition as regular user

I can't access my Windows partition unless I'm logged in as root, I can mount it as any user but I can't open it.

Here's my fstab file:

/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs noauto,users,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,users,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,users 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults

The file-permissions of /mnt/windows are all set correctly but it becomes locked when I mount it.
Old 05-13-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
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/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ,ro,umask=0 0 0
Old 05-13-2004, 05:44 PM   #3
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this is what worked for me when I was having the exact problem

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,user,noauto,umask=0222 0 0

of course change hdb1 to whatever you need
Old 05-13-2004, 05:46 PM   #4
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BTW - nice signature


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