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Old 06-08-2012, 08:31 AM   #1
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fmask dmask for ntfs-3g

I'm trying to set-up my windows media partition so that everyone can access it and play media, but only root can make changes.

ie. I desire:
In my fstab it currently looks like this:
/dev/sda1        /win1            ntfs-3g     fmask=177,dmask=077 1   0
and the permissions look accordingly:
Old 06-08-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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I think you mean:

Try adding the following to your fstab:

/dev/sda1        /win1            ntfs-3g     umask=022 1   0
The two entries you have are removing read write access for everybody except the owner.

You can create user mappings with the NTFS-3G driver between Windows and Linux to give you some flexibility in managing permissions at a more granular level. Have a look at:

Hope this helps.


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