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Old 06-23-2002, 06:01 PM   #1
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Mounting NTFS drives in SuSE

OK, I just got SuSE, after trying Debian and Gentoo, but since I don't have the bandwidth to download everything, I went with SuSE. I've mounted my XP NTFS drive in both Debian and Gentoo, but something odd is going on. Here's what I did:

su root
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs

Then I su back to my regular account. Loading up Konqueror, Nautilus, MC, doesn't matter, I don't have permission. Wait, I just got it working through KDE, but I'd rather be able to mount it properly from the command line, since I do prefer to be able to access it from a virtual console, if I need to. What permissions do I need to change?
Old 06-23-2002, 08:40 PM   #2
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From the man page for mount, the NTFS-specific mount options section:

uid=value, gid=value and umask=value
Set the file permission on the filesystem. By default, the files are owned by root and not readable by somebody else.
Old 04-19-2005, 11:14 AM   #3
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Question You would think I would have figured it out by now

I've decided to give Linux yet another chance. THis time, now that I am retired, I can sit at the computer all day long if necessary and try to figure things out.

I've been playing with all kinds of Linux since around 1994. I still have some original Redhat floppies around in the garage. I have one BeOS Box still running; My OS/2 box went away several years ago. I've experiemented with SuSE, Debian, Redhat, Fedora, Mandrake, Corel (Yikes!) .... since first seeing Linux used when I was working with a guy from the Cypherpunks Organization. He had Linux with X on a laptop and it was awesome -- that was, what? 1992 or 93 .... he was one of those Rochester college guys ... Rennsey .....

I really really like this FC3 installation ... it is very solid so far. Only one total system freeze and that was when I was running the Mozilla newsreader at the same time as Firefox.

My box is home brew, of course. Athlon 750 Mhz; 1GB RAM; 1x 20GB HDA1 (Windows XP); 1x 200 GB HDB (FC3); 1x CDROM 48x No Name; 1x DVDRW No Name; 500watt PS.

My favorite magazine WAS "Maximum Linux" and I will never forgive them for folding it. "Maximum PC" is my next favorite.

I ran Firefox on my Windows XP system and liked it very much. Also ran Opera .. I even paid for them. I believe in supporting the developers. I like to drop some bucks on various developers, especially if they have a Paypal link on their sites. Even if it is only $25, it adds up for the guys and gals who are doing Linux and BeOS.

OK, on with the story!

I loaded up Fedora Core 3 on a big 200 GB drive. Told Anaconda to install "everything" -- lots of experience with failed and unobtainable stuff the last time I tried LInux. Then I started Yum and did almost 4 hours of downloading.

Everything looks cool. I have the desktop "just right". This .... is .... Sweet!

Electric Light Orchestra is playing loud on the sound system. I am wishing that I could get to the Firewire drive with my over 3,500 ripped MP3's ...

I did SU to root and did this:

Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
Vendor: Maxtor Model: OneTouch Rev: 0200
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 06

Well now, that's nice! Firewire automagically recognized. Yeah!

Next, I says OK, time to scoop out the Windows stuff on HDA1 and then try to set up the Firewire Drive: I Did this to make some mount points, etc.:

[root@localhost dave]# su root
[root@localhost dave]# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs
mount: mount point /mnt/windows does not exist
[root@localhost dave]# cd /mnt
[root@localhost mnt]# mkdir windows
[root@localhost mnt]# mkdir firewire
[root@localhost mnt]# mkdir cdrom
[root@localhost mnt]# mkdir dvd
[root@localhost mnt]# mkdir miscellaneous
[root@localhost mnt]# dir
cdrom dvd firewire miscellaneous windows
[root@localhost mnt]# su root
[root@localhost mnt]# mount /dev/hdamount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs
[root@localhost mnt]# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t nfts
mount: fs type nfts not supported by kernel

Well, well .... the NTFS problem is STILL not fixed.

Ages ago here, "Sewer Monkey" gave this guidance to someone:

uid=value, gid=value and umask=value
Set the file permission on the filesystem. By default, the files are owned by root and not readable by somebody else.

I am not too sure how to do this and what values to place into those "value" places.

My "vision" is to mount the Firewire drive in /mnt/firewire; the windows drive in /mnt/windows; the CDRW unit in /mnt/cdrom and the DVD player in /mnt/dvd

Here are some requests for help --- I have some coordination difficulties and medical problems which make it somewhat hard to get things "right the first time", so please bear with me ...

1. I want to set me up so that user dave can see the NTFS drives (HDA1 and SCSI0) and access them permanently;

2. Once I get that set I will make icons for the desktop to click on files.

3. Find a newsreader application with Yenc capability. I d/l lots of binaries (no not Pr@n Airplanes and stuff from from alt.binaries.military; You all know probably that Agent and XNews runnin gunder Windows does all of the image work automatically, you just click on a file in the newsgroup and it d/ls and then is displayed.

4. Find an MP3 sorting and cataloging app .... I have used a couple under Windows and suppose that I could continue using the one under WINE since it is already all organized neat and pretty.

5. Set up WINE so that I can place an Icon in the desktop of a Windows app and have it execute using WINE.

If you have any recommendations please let me know .. I really appreciate any advice you can give me.



Old 08-03-2005, 05:16 PM   #4
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not to go too far offtopic here, but you will need to:
-recompile your kernel to support ntfs
-add your partitions to your /etc/fstab and make either /mnt/hda1 readable by all, or just the group dave is in
-i havent found nothing as good as xnews, knode is okay and pan is okay
-i dont catalog my mp3's, i cant help you here
-when you make a link on the desktop, just append the command with wine, you may need to use some arguments
-dmesg should show you where your firewire was mounted, try dmesg | grep sda or dmesg | grep sdb etc....


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