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Old 02-01-2006, 10:31 AM   #1
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permissions Fedora and xp drive


I have Fedora running on pri master and xp on slave i have been able to mount windows in root and ordanary user, but the problems i am having are as follows

1 In root i can access everything, but i cant edit anything
2 in normal user i can only open the windows folder, everything in that folder is blocked.

Been trying to work with permissions, and this is what they look like

drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 Jan 29 22:33 windows
[root@localhost mnt]#

Thks
 
Old 02-01-2006, 10:39 AM   #2
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If your XP drive uses NTFS the read-only is normal; NTFS support in the linux kernel is read-only. There are some projects which will allow you to write, but most are fairly experimental. Try googling for captive-ntfs.

as for the permissions problems, if you unmount your windows try and then go to the mount point (usually /mnt, or possibly /media) try doing
chown <username>:<usergroup> windows
where username is your normal user and usergroup is something like users or with some distributions your normal user name again. Go to your home drive and do a 'll' and you'll see how the user permissions are set up there.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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it has changed to this

drwxrwxrwx 1 Drew Drew 4096 Jan 29 22:33 windows
[root@localhost mnt]#

i can still only acces the windows folder, cant go any further??
 
Old 02-01-2006, 11:02 AM   #4
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OK how do you mount it (what exact command)?

your could try mounting it like
mount -t ntfs -o uid=500,gid=500 /dev/$DEV /mnt/$MNT
where $DEV is your HD partition with windows and $MNT is where you want to mount it.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 11:39 AM   #5
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Thanks, it worked!

Would you mind explaining "uid=500,gid=500"
 
Old 02-01-2006, 03:13 PM   #6
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well, I sorta guessed that your user account would be the only one on that system. When (most?) linuxes create a user account the default uid (user id) is 500 and gid (group id) would also be 500. The next user created would have uid 501 and so on.

By mounting under that uid&gid all the files will display as being owned by you.
(you can verify this by doing a 'll' command in any subdir of that mount)

Last edited by acidzebra; 02-01-2006 at 03:15 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 03:44 PM   #7
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Thanks

Makes a lot more sence now!!!
 
  


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