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Old 10-05-2004, 01:15 AM   #1
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Question permissions for extra partition


Hey! thanks for reading this!

Im trying to write to a different partition on my harddrive. It's NTFS and I am supposed to be able to write to it with the 2.6.8 kernel.

My fstab looks like this
/dev/hda5 /mnt/mp3 ntfs defaults 0 0

but i've tried umask=000 with rw and user

ls -la of /mnt/mp3 gives me

drwsrwxrwx 1 user root 4096 Oct 4 22:51 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 96 Oct 4 23:27 ..

when i try to move something to the partition i get Permission Denied as root or user.

any ideas?
 
Old 10-05-2004, 01:21 AM   #2
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did you enable NTFS write support when configuring the kernel?
 
Old 10-05-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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Yes, i did.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 01:31 PM   #4
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You can't properly 'write' to NTFS yet, even with 2.6.8.1 - the support is still very limited. With write support compiled into your kernel, you can apparently edit a pre-existing file (as long as you don't change the file size), but beyond that you can't do much else at the moment.

From http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/ntfs.html, regarding NTFS driver version 2.5.11, the one bundled with the 2.6.8.1 kernel
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The new driver, introduced in 2.5.11, has some write code, but it's very limited. The driver can overwrite existing files, but it cannot change the length, add new or delete existing files.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 03:41 PM   #5
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might wanna check out http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/
 
Old 10-05-2004, 09:01 PM   #6
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Thanks! That's too bad the write support doesn't support adding files but i'm sure that's soon to come.

the captive thing worked great! it's pretty slow but it appears to be working! thank you so much!
 
  


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