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Old 01-09-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
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Question mounting NTFS for all users of fedora 3


Does anyone know how to mount a NTFS partition for a specific user (nonroot) automaticaly at boot time by using /etc/fstab ??? I have tried to add the following line in the fstab file but the user named sam cannot access the data folder:
/dev/hda5 /home/sam/Desktop/data ntfs ro,auto,nouser 0 0

moreover, i also tried to mount a vfat partition by adding th following line and all user can access easily (read and write too)
/dev/hdb5 /mnt/share vfat rw,noauto,async 0 0
why do all user can access share but not data?

Any suggestion is welcome
Old 01-09-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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NTFS does not work with permissions like Linux does, so the NTFS feature in Linux virtualize the permission. This problem makes the permission globalized throughout whole entire NTFS drive. You can try adding umask=022 in fstab. This will give read and execute access to everybody. Also make sure that the directory /home/sam/Desktop/data has the right permissions after it mounts.

The umask=022 is like 755 (777-022).

BTW, the same goes for vfat partitions.


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