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Old 10-17-2003, 07:52 PM   #1
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Exclamation NTFS- cannot alter permissions of files, only folders

I have been trying to mount 2 NTFS drives, whose contents are readable and executeable by user: music, but not writable (ofc :P). So far I have managed to mount it with 555 on all the folders, but not the files on the drive. The files still remain as 444, and I require them to be 555.

Relivent contents of my fstab are:

/dev/hda6 /home/music/ntfs1 ntfs ro,umask=0222,uid=music,gid=users 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home/music/ntfs2 ntfs ro,umask=0222,uid=music,gid=users 0 0

After mounting the drives, and performing a ls -l, the folders show as 555, but the files on the drive still show as 444, and I dont know why!!

I've read every single post on this topic!!!

Please help!! Thankyou!

Last edited by tomranson; 10-17-2003 at 08:17 PM.
Old 10-17-2003, 09:16 PM   #2
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Have you tested to add the 'exec' flag to the mount parameters?
Old 10-19-2003, 03:27 AM   #3
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Originally posted by ToniT
Have you tested to add the 'exec' flag to the mount parameters?
Tried that. Still not working.


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