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Old 07-22-2004, 08:25 PM   #1
artielnx
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Changing Directory Permissions?


I have a quick question, I've just installed slackware 10 and I'd like to set the permission for my windows XP partition (ntfs) such that all users can view the contents. By default only root has access to this directory (/win-c).

I've been trying to change it through a gui because I really don't know how to use chmod (is that the right command???) yet. I keep getting the message "Could not change permissions for /win-c" when I set it so that all users can read the drive. Does anyone know how I can fix this?

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Old 07-22-2004, 10:06 PM   #2
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I was looking through the man pages on information about "mount" to see how ntfs file systems are mounted and I came across this little tidbit under the "NTFS" section:

"By default, the files are owned by root and not readable by somebody else."

So, what I think I need to do is find the file where all the devices are mounted and change how it is mounted so that it is readable by all users, not just root. Anybody know how to do that or at least where I can find that file?
 
Old 07-22-2004, 11:26 PM   #3
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The file you are looking for is /etc/fstab. As to what to do, i am not 100% sure. I did see a thread on this forum somewhere that said what to add to it.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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Old 07-28-2004, 03:25 PM   #5
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