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ok I finally created a user for myself instead of running as root and now I cant access my windows drive I dont see anything about a device user in kuser and I attempted to right click and change permissions while root but it said that no change was possible..so how do I give myself access??
It's normally taken care of when the drive is mounted. The file that will need to be changed is /etc/fstab This is the file that defines where and how everything is mounted. In the options section for the device in question you'll want to add the option "users" to the list of options you have given. In addtion you may also want to give the option "umask=000" for full and open options to every person on your machine.
/dev/hda6 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
/dev/hdb1 on /mnt/windows type ntfs (rw)
dr-x------ 1 root root 28672 May 11 13:31 windows
still no good..deleted the user line still cant change permissions...still have access as root but not as my user.....wtf..why cant i change permissions?? error is:Could not change permissions for /mnt/windows
I have a Fat32 drive on my machine at work, and I experience a similiar issue to the original poster. The /win2000/ mount on my box is always loaded, and I can browse through it as any user on my system, but only root can make changes to files, even .txt. Whenever I try to chmod or chown any files in the winblows partition, I get an error, something along the lines of "root cannot modify the attributes of these files". I have simply given up on modifying any of the windows files without first su'ing.
The 'user' part will allow ANY user mount and unmount such partition, but ONLY the user that mounted such partition has access to it. So, whom ever mounted the partition needs to unmount it for other user be able to use it.
The 'users' parameter would allow any user to mount/unmount regarding who mounted it in the first place.
And you have one more typo !!! in those parameters you are NOT supposed to have spaces in between.
Since you have it set to 'user' and 'auto' the first user to mount it is going to be root.