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Old 04-09-2003, 10:10 AM   #1
KiLLaWaBBiT
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Newbie with user permissions trouble.


I've got my windows partition mounted on /mnt/windows but i can only access it from my root account, this is annoying as all my mp3s are there. Can anyone tell me how to allow my normal user account to access this partition?

Thanks.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 02:04 PM   #2
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What do you mean by "access"... mounting or actual reading of the mounted partition?

If you can't mount as a user, you can add to your /etc/fstab to allow users to mount / umount. Just add the word users to the options at the right side of the line. You might also search the board for messages containing "umask" to add a user-mask to the line.

If you can't read the dir as a user, then there might be a permission problem with the mount-point. Unmount the partition and run chmod 0777 /mnt/windows . This will give owner / group / and others read / write / execute permission to the directory.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thanx nemo, all sorted.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 11:28 PM   #4
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A big TY from me too ranger_nemo.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 08:04 AM   #5
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Please... No applause. Just throw money.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 03:00 PM   #6
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I unmounted the dirve, changed permissions with chmod 0777, it says my name when I right click and goto properties yet I still don't see any contents. Do I need to reboot X or something?
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:23 PM   #7
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Can somebody help me out? I've tried about EVERYTHING and I cannot VIEW the contents of my mounted DOS drive as a user. I can only access this mount as root. I even mounted it in my user's home directory, chmod'ed and chown'ed the thing...NOTHING. What gives here? It's an NTFS drive. I use Slack 9...and...I use Slack 9 at work and mounted my NTFS drive...guess what...I can view it as a normal user!!! I did it EXACTLY the same.

This is unnerving. What can I possibly do to fix this...those that have fixed it??
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:56 PM   #8
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Nevermind guys...found a fix for it and it works fine now.
 
  


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