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Hey guys, I'm pretty new to Linux but have used it before. Recently I just installed Slackware 10.0 and love it! I just recently got my mouse wheel to work but now I want to allow myself access to my first hard drive. I have two hard drives, the master is Windows XP and the Slave is Slackware 10.0, I told Slackware during install to make a mount point at book-up to the folder /ntfs-c (this is my C drive for Windows)... I can access the files perfectly under root but I don't want to do that because I don't want to mess certain things up! I have only one other account (joer) and it won't let me open it. I tried to gui method by right clicking the folder under KDE (root) and checked Read access and it came up with an error saying it can't do this action... WHY? lol
So anyhelp would be awesome... I would still like (root) to have access to /ntfs-c as well as (joer)
Ohh, see I didn't know that hehe, but the chown joer:users /ntfs-c doesn't work... it does say that it changed it to read-only.. then i tried to access it through my joer account and it said I don't have enough permission to view this folder. ??? Any other ideas?
That's a matter of /etc/fstab
That file is in charge of looking how to mount a partition if it's mentioned there, otherwise you'll have to specify all the parameters each time you mount it.
Here's my ntfs line at /etc/fstab, replace some stuff to suit your config:
/dev/hdb1 /win/c ntfs noauto,gid=100,user,umask=000 1 0
That should work changing of course /dev/hdXX and /win/c to /ntfs-c
If you have any doubts try: man fstab
EDIT: Also remember that ntfs on linux is still being developed, until now the default drivers for ntfs on linux are able to read ok, but you shouldn't try to write to the ntfs partition. A solution is to use a Fat32 partition on Windows.
Wow, I'm just learning a whole bunch... I think learning linux really gives you whole new look on things esp. not to take things for granted... But anyways, I replaced the original bookup fstab mount point to this:
and rebooted so it would mount this... loged in as joer and noticed that the padlock was removed from the folder... so i could go into it now, but nothing was in it!! I tried going to Document's and Settings by entering what would be the right path and it says it doesn't exist... so I logged out and went into root and the same thing... couldn't see the files
That's because noauto flag tells that it shouldn't be mounted automatically on boot.
Issue the command: mount /ntfs-c and it should mount it.
Also, you don't need to reboot for settings to take effect as on Windows, you only need to reboot if you're upgrading the kernel, of course, we always feel better if we reboot
EDIT: Forgot to say, read man mount to see a description of it, it's used to mount any kind of filesystem, ie: the floppy, cdrom, dvd, usb hdd, etc.
I'm always glad to help
By removing noauto flag from fstab it should automount when you boot. I don't remember if there's a auto flag, just read the man page, but as i said, just removing it should do the trick.