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I have a dual boot with 2 ntfs partitions, one is for windows xp, the other is for storage. I want to access the one for storage as user. I have successfully mounted it to the /mnt/windows direcotry, but every time it does that it locks that directory so that only root can get in. So, the only way i have to access that directory, which i want to be read only, is through file manager in super user mode. i want to access it as user. here's my fstab file:
Chemdawg, I'm a newbie also so don't jump all over me if this is off-base, but can it be a simple matter of setting the permissions for the NTFS directory using chmod?? Or is that way too simple for this issue?
1) NTFS does not support UNIX file permissions. at the low ow file system level, NTFS doesn't recognise user id's, groups etc.... what you see if just the hack that linux has to use to make it look like something vaguely unixy
2) NTFS write support is VERY VERY VERY bad, for many reasons. DO NOT TRY TO WRITE TO NTFS PARTITIONS. you WILL destroy data. so much so, it's often impossible, as ntfs support is provided in a read-only module by default (called "ntfs") and optionally as the very dangerous read / write version, "ntfs_rw" i think.