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i have bg problems with my permissions. as root i can't access the cd-rom & as a user i can't access my windows hard drives. it sucks, because i evrytime i want to watch a movie i need to log in as user & when i want to play my .mp3 i have to sign in as root. it is soo annoying. i tried the chmod,chgrp commands, but it didn't help.
so i need your help. i hope you have any ideas how i can fix thet!
thank you so much!
Thanks for your information, now i know that i should stop with the chmod & chgrp.would you give me some more information & some steps how to do it. i am a newbie! :-( what are these commands "user" and "uid" & what are the fstab & mount?
thanks for your help! :-) that's cool there are people like you to help the newbies like me!
i changed what i had to change , but no luck! :-( what should i do?
then i tried the ........ users,umask=000 0 0 , but not difference. well at least now i can access my FAT32 partition, but there are no files on it. i still can't enter into the NTFS partition.
also if this will help, i can enter the FAT32 partition & browse there through the comman line. so i really don't know what the problem is!
Last edited by TheShemeta; 06-12-2003 at 08:36 PM.
Why don't you post what you have for the contents of your fstab. Also perhaps the listing that results when you type "ls -ld /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd /mnt/windows". Note, you may have to change the arguments to the actual cdrom and/or dvd device names, and the mount location of your windows drive(s). Then it will be easier for people who are used to seeing such things to see if they are consistent or not.
Also the output of "mount".
Did you unmount and remount the devices (cdrom/hardrive) after making the changes in /etc/fstab? This file is only operational during the mount operation.