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Old 08-08-2004, 03:35 AM   #1
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Can't mount windows partition in suse w/o root

I'm trying to mount my windows xp in suse but so far I've only been able to mount it as root. Now I thought I changed the fstab file correctly to allow users to mount the partition but I guess I'm still missing something. My fstab line looks like this
/dev/hda1 	/mnt/windows  	ntfs  	users  	0  	0
Whenever I try to mount it it tells me only root can do this. I've tried using the suse control center -> system -> partitioning menu to change the mount points and such but it always says an error occured with no feedback why.

Also on a somewhat related question how do you change the mount path for a cdrom? Right now it's set to /media/cdrecorder but I would like to change it to /mnt/cdrom. I've changed the path in fstab hoping that would do the trick, but alas no. What do I need to change?

Complete and utter newb here so please be gentle
Old 08-08-2004, 03:48 AM   #2
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mount your windows directory to some other folder which is accessible to all users.

Or you can provide global access to ur mount point by typing this command on the shell

chmod 777 <mount point>

Restart the system and then check it out.

You are doing the right thing for the cdrom stuff
however try to mount it manually by typing

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

and see what happens
Old 08-08-2004, 05:32 AM   #3
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Thanks got everything mounted correctly finally. I eventually had to recreate the /mnt/windows folder since it wouldn't let me change the permissions for whatever reason even through the terminal. No big deal though.


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