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Old 10-28-2004, 05:10 PM   #1
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How to give non-root users access to mounted partitions?


Well of course I can do a su - everytime I want in, but I want to be able to browse the partition with konqueror. Note that this is an NTFS partition which is mounted read-only, so I cannot change it's ownership with chown.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 05:38 PM   #2
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I think you need to change the permissions on the mount point before you do the mount.
ie.
chmod 777 /mnt/foo
then
mount /dev/hda8 /mnt/foo
 
Old 10-28-2004, 05:42 PM   #3
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try adding
Code:
umask=0,user
to your /etc/fstab file for the NTFS partition.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 05:42 PM   #4
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Old 10-28-2004, 05:47 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Komakino
try adding
Code:
umask=0,user
to your /etc/fstab file for the NTFS partition.
Thank you, that did it!

Just to satisfy my curiosity, what does the umask= option mean?

Last edited by black hole sun; 10-28-2004 at 05:49 PM.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 05:52 PM   #6
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what does the umask= option mean?
man -k umask



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