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This is my first post in the forum, I'm testing you now to see how quickly you can reply
I have installed the new Mandrake 8.2 and have logged in as root to mount my windows partition to linux
My main user "jim" however can see this folder (/mnt/windows) but cannot see the files. Root cannot change the file permissions either (Could not set permissions for /mnt/windows is the error.) What do I need to set and what am I doing wrong?
Another thing, How do i get SuperUser access from another account? (in XTerm for example)
with a umask of 000 the rights (a la ls) will read rwxrwxrwx so EVERYONE can edit the files. if you specifically wish to restrict it to one group then set the gid= flag to the group number you want, presumably you could set the uid= to the same value in stead, as i presume you are the only person in your group.
yeah.. that link 404d a month back.. can't be arsed to remove it.
Are you running NTFS or FAT on your Windows? If you don't know, you should... well actually if you can acess it as root, I am guessing it's NTFS. First you probably don't want to enable "write" access as this is known to destroy your drive unless you do it the "correct" way. I don't know the correct way, so I just leave it as "read-only" by adding this to my fstab:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs auto,user,ro,nouser,async 0 0
I don't know if I need ALL of that, but it mounts it just fine for all my users. I think maybe the 'nouser' part makes it available to anyone?