Originally Posted by Alien Bob
During Slackware installation, you are giving a selection of choices in the way you are going to make your NTFS partition accessible.
SET SECURITY FOR NTFS PARTITION /xxxxxx
Because users could go snooping through (or destroy, depending on
the settings) your Windows partition, you should choose how much access would you
like your non-root users to have to partition /xxxxxx. The access level can
range from no access at all, to read-only for everyone, to read-write access
for every user on the machine. A reasonable default (read-write for root only)
is chosen, but you may set this any way that you like.
You get the following choices, note that the driver which is going to be used is mentioned at the end. The mount options which are going to be added to "/etc/fstab" are shown at the beginning of the below lines.
You do not see that in the setup dialog while you are installing, but I left them in for informational purposes:
"fmask=177,dmask=077" "Root has read/write access, users have no access (ntfs-3g)"
"fmask=333,dmask=222" "Everyone has read only access (built-in kernel ntfs driver)"
"fmask=133,dmask=022" "Everyone has read access, but only root can write (ntfs-3g)"
"fmask=111,dmask=000" "All users can read/write to any file (ntfs-3g)"
Can you post the line in /etc/fstab which you had for that NTFS partition while your were experiencing these issues? I run Slackware 14 on this computer in the living room which has a Windows7 partition for the rest of the family and I can browse, read and write to the NTFS partition, even from a graphical filemanager like Dolphin (I run KDE) without problems.
Please give more details about your installation. What Desktop Environment are you using, do you have a full Slackware installation, are you booting in runlevel 3 or 4?
I did all that and I am in runlevel 4 in 3 even and I cannot see them in my file manager this is my fstab --
/dev/sda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda2 / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda1 /ntfs ntfs-3g fmask=133,dmask=022 1 0
#/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro,comment=x-gvfs-show 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
I can cd to in in a terminal though and see the files and such but how does one cd into Documents and Settings ?