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Old 03-25-2003, 07:09 PM   #1
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NTFS in RH8


(Sort of related to my other thread, since all my MP3s are on an NTFS partition ><)

I got NTFS support added to my kernel, so that I can mount my NTFS partitions and browse them--as root only. Every time I try to change the permissions so that I can read the NTFS partitions as any other user, chmod fails, saying it's a read-only file system. chown doesn't do any good, either.

It's a Bad Idea (note caps) to be logged in as root all of the time, so can anybody tell me of an easier way?
 
Old 03-25-2003, 07:20 PM   #2
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How are you mounting the filesystem? You will probably need to specify a umask option for the mount point in /etc/fstab. If you want everyone to have RWX, I believe you need to do umask=000 in the fourth column.

-Dan
 
Old 03-25-2003, 09:29 PM   #3
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What I did to allow this was make a group called xp, make sure my user was part of this group then in my /etc/fstab file I inserted this line:

/dev/hda2 /mnt/XP ntfs umask=0227,uid=root,gid=xp 0 0

That should allow anybody who is part of the xp group access (as read only since ntfs shouldn't be written to) root has the same permission and nobody else can access the NTFS partition.

Hope this helps
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:54 AM   #4
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ntfs partition mounted on a linux system does not support "write"
 
Old 03-26-2003, 04:57 AM   #5
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Quote:
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ntfs partition mounted on a linux system does not support "write"
I don't want write, only read.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 06:57 PM   #6
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you'll need to install a rpm package to support access of ntfs; this package is not included in RH8 CDs. then you mount the partition by

mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/ntfspart -t ntfs

you should have created /mnt/ntfspart before mounting it
 
Old 03-26-2003, 07:02 PM   #7
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Can linux Write on ntfs partition ?
 
Old 03-26-2003, 07:16 PM   #8
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i never tried writing to an ntfs partition, 'cus people warned me that i may screw it up
 
  


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