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Old 08-13-2004, 02:20 AM   #1
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How to change permissions of a mounted partition

I am using RedHat Linux 9.0 in my system. I mounted a Windows Xp partition successfully. I added the following line in my '/etc/fstab' file.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs auto,users,uid=500,gid=500,umask=0077 0 0

My username is 'seran', uid = 500, gid = 500

When I boot the system this windows partition gets mounted automatically. But the problem is with the permissions. This is what I got when I executed 'ls -al /mnt/windows/'

dr-x------ 1 seran seran 16384 Aug 5 17:54 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Aug 13 10:03 ..
dr-x------ 1 seran seran 12288 Jul 7 11:31 8051
-r-------- 1 seran seran 12390978 Jul 7 09:23
-r-------- 1 seran seran 148992 Dec 7 1999 arcldr.exe
-r-------- 1 seran seran 162816 Dec 7 1999 arcsetup.exe
-r-------- 1 seran seran 28715999 Mar 10 21:10 ArmElfInstall.exe
-r-------- 1 seran seran 263 Jul 21 17:23 .bash_history
...... .......... ....... ..........

The partition remains as 'Read Only File System'. Now how can I change the file permissions to Read and Write as I wish. Can anyone give me a suggestion. Thanks in advance.

Old 08-13-2004, 02:37 AM   #2
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Write support on NTFS partition is experimental and is only available in 2.6.x kernels.

mmm, seems to be an error in your /etc/fstab. Remove the s from users

Your umask is wrong too. As far as I remember, you must put it like : umask=022

In third make it noauto because with auto, it's the root who mount it.
Old 08-13-2004, 02:43 AM   #3
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