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Old 02-05-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
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[Suse10] NTFS partitions only readable by root

I'm having some trouble making my NTFS partitions available to all users on the system. When I installed my system, I configured YaST to automatically mount my windows partitons. But now they're only accessible by root! When I try to change the permissions for a partition, I get an error message saying it can't change the permissions for '/windows/C/long/long/very/long/path'.

Any idea what's wrong? And what can be done about this?
Old 02-05-2006, 01:16 PM   #2
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Open your fstab file using a texteditor. It's located /etc/fstab

Put the group 'users' in the line for your ntfs partition.

It's gonna look something like this:
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
Save & exit.

Now you should be able to access as a regular user.
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Thanks for the answer, but it still doesn't work. My fstab entry originally looked like this:

/dev/hda1            /windows/C           ntfs       defaults       0 0
After adding ", users" I still can't access the files from my normal account.

/dev/hda1            /windows/C           ntfs       defaults, users       0 0
Old 02-06-2006, 12:03 PM   #4
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Make sure you don't use spaces to separate the options. Also, use the umask=0002 parameter. If it still doesn't work , check the permissions of your mountpoint (/windows/C should be readable by your user).


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