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Old 10-31-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
azoghbi
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Talking NTFS mount permissions


Hi folks

Alright here's the story, I would greatly appreciate your help:

I have an external USB hard drive (NTFS) which automounts when I plug it. Root user can access everything --perfect- however other users cannot access ('permission denied'), USB devices formatted as FAT automount and normal users have full access...

Why does the NTFS drive mount with 'root' owner ? How can I change those defaults??

Thank you for your help
 
Old 10-31-2005, 05:46 PM   #2
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Mounting (everything) is a root privilege if not otherwise stated explicitely. In your case, you can change the mounting access by editing the /etc/fstab file in such a way that the NTFS partition be mounted with option umask=0 (see the manual page of mount).
 
Old 10-31-2005, 06:05 PM   #3
azoghbi
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Well yeah, except that the entry is not in the /etc/fstab file

My system automounts everything that is plugged in the USB port..
e.g.: when i plug my external HDD, it automounts and normal users cannot access

when i plug my USB memory stick, it automounts and normal users can access....

Why is that?? Where are the configuration information about automount???

Thank you !
 
Old 10-31-2005, 06:40 PM   #4
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Please excuse me, I just now notice it is not about a partition (as I was refering to, in my post) but a USB external device.
 
  


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