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Old 03-22-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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Issues with permissions of a mounted drive


I just installed FC3 on my computer. I have a partition on my only hard drive that's about 20 gb in size, and it contains all of my music. It's a ntfs partition. I added a line to my /etc/fstab to automaticly mount it, however while using a regular user's account, I cannot access the drive. This is what the line looks like:
Code:
/dev/hda5 /music ntfs ro,user,auto 0 0 umask=0222
What's wrong with it ? Why are the permissions wrong, not allowing a regular user to view the drive contents ? The permissions were the same way even without the umask=0222 added onto it. I appreciate the help.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 05:43 PM   #2
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If you have the option "user" you need to specify "uid=yourusername" in the options. Or you can use "users" for all users to be able to use it.

Also, if you want to be able to write to it use "rw".

So it would look like this with the user option:
Code:
/dev/hda5 /music ntfs ro,user,uid=yourusername,auto 0 0 umask=0222
Or you could use "users"
Code:
/dev/hda5 /music ntfs ro,users,auto 0 0 umask=0222
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Old 03-22-2005, 05:46 PM   #3
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Have you set the permissions on the directory /music. Like chmod 777 music.

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Old 03-22-2005, 05:55 PM   #4
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I typed chmod 777 /music into a terminal as root.
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# chmod 777 /music
chmod: changing permissions of `/music': Read-only file system
If that is the correct response I should have gotten, then I guess I did that right.

Here's what my line in fstab looks like now:
Code:
/dev/hda5               /music                  ntfs     rw,user,uid=marc,auto 0 0 umask=0222

However, I still face the same problem.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 06:48 PM   #5
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So if you go to /music, you can't get the files?

Not sure...
 
Old 03-22-2005, 07:08 PM   #6
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I would chmod /music before mounting the partition and see what happens. The values in fstab should overwrite them though. What about using umask=000.

This the line I use in my fstab for ntfs mount of winxp. Remove noauto if you wish for it to mount on boot.
Code:
/dev/hda1		/mnt/winxp		ntfs	umask=000,users,noauto,owner,ro 0 0
My directory from the command ' ls -la ' - ' drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8192 Jan 9 19:09 winxp '
I rarely mount it but just mounted as my user account and can see all.

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Last edited by Brian1; 03-22-2005 at 07:10 PM.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 07:08 PM   #7
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Correct... Is a reboot required in this situation ?
 
Old 03-22-2005, 07:11 PM   #8
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No reboot is required. Changes if fstab are ready to go. You will need to manually mount it for now till reboot.

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Old 03-22-2005, 07:52 PM   #9
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I have all problems fixed. I removed the /music directory I made, unmounted the partition, and removed the line from /etc/fstab. Then I did everything over, in a more logical order. It worked. I also just solved my sound problem. I now I can use XMMS to play music, and still hear sounds in gaim.

Thanks everyone.
 
  


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