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Old 05-23-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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Edit fstab to give read only permissions to users

Hi, i have a question, probably very newbie, anyway i need to access to my ntfs partition were i have stored some text documents, music and videos from my user account, y try to edit the fstab file adding the user option, but seems like not working, so that's my question i have two hard disk one of them is SATA and the other is IDE the two hard disk mount in MNT as C and E folder I using the automount on startup, how i should to edit the fstab file, or you have any other idea, Thanks.
Old 05-23-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
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have you added ntfs support by installing ntfs-3g? what distro are you using? in fstab you set permissions with umask.

umask=0000 (that is full permission to everyone)
umask=0007 (full permission to owner and group, denies everyone else)

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Old 05-23-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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yes I have ntfs-3g, but i haven't tried the umask oh, let me see if this works thank you very much
Old 05-23-2007, 10:52 PM   #4
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Solved! that's was the problem umask=0000 it was in umask=2020 the permissions. Thanks


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