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Old 06-27-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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cant use ntfs part as other than root (solved)


I have mounted the partition I want to use, I can enter it as root, but I can't touch it with the other accounts...
I have tried chmod, but the disk won't change.

(i have searched for this in the forum and looked through guides but found nothing that solved this problem)


How do I access the part with my normal account?
(using slack of course)

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Old 06-27-2003, 03:18 PM   #2
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do you want to read from it or you want to mount it as an user?

if you just want o read it chmod should do. if you want to mount it then you need to put 'user' in the options part in the '/etc/fstab' in the line which you use to mount the ntfs partition
 
Old 06-27-2003, 05:57 PM   #3
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i want to read from it as a user. i can mount it. but the thing is I can't chmod it, it just says something like "new settings, this disk is read-only", and then it's just as it was before.

so basically i just want to open files and play mp3's from the ntfs hd, but only root can enter the hd.
and since everyone says "don't use root if you don't have to" i don't want to do that.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 06:46 PM   #4
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add "user" (or replace "owner" with it) in the NTFS line in the /etc/fstab. That should work fine.

The reason you cant chmod files in it is because that physically modifies the file to change the permissions, and remember, you can't write to an NTFS partition.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 04:22 PM   #5
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doesn't work...

could the problem be that the kernel doesn't support ntfs? I ran some command that showed what fs's the system supported and ntfs wasn't one of them, seems silly when the root can enter the ntfs disk, but perhaps...?

BTW, this is the what i wrote in fstab, anything wrong?
/dev/hdb5 /mnt/musik ntfs user 0 0

I've tried some different settings on the line, but to no avail...

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Old 06-30-2003, 05:07 PM   #6
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Heres what I use and its always worked fine:

/dev/hda7 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,umask=0222 0 0
 
Old 06-30-2003, 05:10 PM   #7
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when i mount secondary drives i specify my user id in the fstab for my normal users can read/write the mounted drives....
example:
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/80gig vfat user,rw,exec,uid=500
0 0
 
Old 06-30-2003, 06:27 PM   #8
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add your user to the root or system group
 
Old 07-01-2003, 03:51 AM   #9
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I had the same problem and Contrasutra's solution (with umask 022 in fstab) worked fine.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 09:52 AM   #10
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Writing to NTFS is HIGHLY not recommended. You can try it though, but be sure you have backups of the partition (and the time to restore it).
 
Old 07-01-2003, 04:57 PM   #11
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I tried kontrasutras solution, and while i can now enter the partition, it appears to be empty. Not even root can find anything on it...
 
Old 07-01-2003, 05:23 PM   #12
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Why not post your fstab? That would all help us a lot.
 
Old 07-03-2003, 11:23 AM   #13
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It works!
i used contrasutras suggestion (umask=0222) but i didn't reboot the comp, i just restarted X, think that was the prob.
Now i have the disk mounted and i can use it without any problems!

Thank you contrasutra, for the solution. Thank you, everyone else who posted!
 
Old 07-03-2003, 11:30 AM   #14
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Hey Keep, you wouldnt mind tellin gme how I can set it up so that I can read my NTFS partition would you?
 
Old 07-03-2003, 12:14 PM   #15
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Hey Anti-Gates Since I've been talking to you on your CD-ROM mounting problem thread I already know your fstab. So you just add this line to your fstab:
/dev/hda7 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,umask=0222 0 0
but ofcourse don't forget to change /dev/hda7 to the disk where your ntfs partition is actually located! And also don't forget to create a directory /mnt/windows Hope this helps!
 
  


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