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Old 04-24-2003, 09:24 AM   #16
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Of course there is a way. I just remembered.

Edit /etc/fstab and change the line of your Windows partition to ro (read-only; just compare it with the line for your CD-ROM). That should do the trick. Silly, what one can forget -- what's coming next?
Old 04-25-2003, 01:59 PM   #17
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Thanks JZL. I'm currently planning to update my RedHat version to 9.0 (shrike) and will try to implement your suggestions as needed. I'll update you soon as to my success.
Old 04-25-2003, 03:46 PM   #18
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Use mc then ;-)

It's easy:

Open mc as root.
Brows directories.
Hightlight -> (Menu) File -> Advance chown -> edit the properties (x,-,r,w)

Anyway, this is my /etc/fstab. Use f4 in mc to edit it.
/dev/hda2            /                    reiserfs   defaults              1 1
/dev/hdb1            /windows/C           ntfs       ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hdb5            /windows/D           vfat       users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437 0 0
/dev/hdb6            /windows/E           vfat       users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437 0 0
/dev/hda1            swap                 swap       pri=42                0 0
devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
usbdevfs             /proc/bus/usb        usbdevfs   noauto                0 0
/dev/cdrecorder      /media/cdrecorder    auto       ro,noauto,user,exec   0 0
/dev/cdrom           /media/cdrom         auto       ro,noauto,user,exec   0 0
/dev/dvd             /media/dvd           auto       ro,noauto,user,exec   0 0
/dev/fd0             /media/floppy        auto       noauto,user,sync      0 0
Have fun :-)

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