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Old 03-26-2004, 10:32 AM   #1
nobyone
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Viewing Windows Files from Linux


Hi,

I am a linux newbie and i still need windows sometimes and i would like to access my windows files from linux.

How can I do that as user (i can access them as root but would prefer not to use root)?

Thanks a lot
 
Old 03-26-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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mount it with the uid=xxx option, where xxx is the uid for your user.

check out this thread
 
Old 03-26-2004, 11:45 AM   #3
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simple

mkdir /mnt/windows
mount -t vfat /mnt/windows /dev/hda1-o umask 0 <thanx aaa!>
or -t ntfs if it is an ntfs drive

here, hda will mean primary master, and hdb primary slave. if you have only one then it is hda. 1 2 3 4 etc are the partition numbers. check with fdisk to see what partition is fat/ntfs

to mount every startup, add this to your /etc/fstab

/dev/hda1 <tab> /mnt/windows <tab> vfat <tab> user,rw,umask=000 0 0

be sure you know the number of the drive and it's filesystem

Last edited by thehundredthone; 03-26-2004 at 11:50 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 11:49 AM   #4
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mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -o umask=0
This will let regular users use the drive. Add a line to fstab for permanence.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:03 PM   #5
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thanks everyone, gives me ideas and seems to work
i actually unmounted and then remounted with the syntax you provided, seems to work fine

have a great weekend.
 
  


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