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I was wondering if anyone knows how I can gain access to /mnt/win_c/ as a non-root user. When I try to browse to it I get the error message "Access denied to /mnt/win_c/". I logged in as root and thought that I gave permissions to all users to access this, however, when I log back in as a non-root user no dice. I am running Mandrake v. 9.2 Any help would be fantastic.
Thank you for your help. However, I am new to linux and I cannot figure out how to get anything productive out of chmod... I am confused by the command syntax in the man pages. Specifically the: ... MODE[,MODE]... FILE... part of the comand.
That's my line for XP in my /etc/fstab, obviously you may need to change the partition name, file system and mount point as appropriate. The critical part for enabling access for all users is the 'users' part (not just 'user').
Also make sure that everyone has read and execute permissions for /mnt/win_c; as root:
chmod 755 /mnt/win_c
One last question if you don't mind. I have seen and a few people say "in my /ect/fstab" which leads one to believe that it is a folder and or file that you can open and read. Is this a correct assumption?
I think you should be careful with writing permissions on your windows partition. If it is not FAT32, then I believe you can cause some serious damage here. Remember that Windows 2000 and XP usually use ntfs, and not FAT32. I'm going to leave this to the experts, but I'm not aware of any stable support for Linux working on ntfs. Just be careful here, because you may do something to ruin your Windows installation. Granted, most people in this forum might agree that a Windows crash is nothing out of the ordinary. lol