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Old 11-10-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Getting my fstab to give proper permissions

Hi everyone:

I'm on a fedora core 2 distro and i was trying to get access to my NTFS partition for a non root user.

The mount works fine and all, however, i don't get permissions (I know it works fine because i can browse around in root mode).

I have this in my fstab:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/Windows ntfs rw, users 0 0

Help would be greatly appreciated!
Old 11-10-2004, 11:22 AM   #2
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Try to add umask=0002 (for 0775 permissions):

/dev/hda1 /mnt/Windows ntfs umask=0002,rw,users 0 0
Old 11-10-2004, 11:33 AM   #3
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/dev/hda1 /mnt/Windows ntfs umask=0002,rw,users 0 0

i think that should be :
/dev/hda1 /mnt/Windows ntfs umask=222,ro,users 0 0

it's not safe to write to a ntfs part. ( yet )
( it' s also mostly not supported anyway.... )

Old 11-10-2004, 12:21 PM   #4
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This will set the permissions to 555 (no write access for anyone), which makes sens if you mount the partition ro. I didn't dare to change what Esmo2000 planned to do, since I have heard amazing stories about NTFS write access, which I do not believe, but as long as I havn't tried it myself, I'd better be quiet (see )

But I can say for sure: what I know about NTFS write access is, that it is safe in 2.6 kernels (but I wouldn't call it write access).


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