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Old 08-14-2002, 11:07 AM   #1
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How to automount windowsdisks in Linux

I just manage to mount my NTFS disks in Linux, but how do I make linux mount them every bootup?

BTW, how do I know that I have read-only access to the NTFS disks (I don't want to lose my data!)?

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Old 08-14-2002, 12:40 PM   #2
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The easiest way to do it would be to open /etc/fstab in a text editor and add a line with /dev/hd(xp's partition number), wherever you mounted it under Linux, it's type (ntfs), then auto,ro, and finally 0 0. NTFS write support is experimental and very dangerous and knowing Mandrake they wouldn't all you to. Also the ro means read only so it should work.
Old 08-14-2002, 07:41 PM   #3
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Ok deferent person here, same question.
For me it wasn't this easy at all.
Im a week old user of Redhat 7.3.
I've had to reconfigure my kernel to support NTFS fs.
(using make xconfig in /usr/src/Linux-2.4)
After installing the kernel source rpm of course.
All seems to be working, however
As root I can mount the selected NTFS partition using the command
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda5 /NTFS
works fine
but only root has read access, no one else, can read it.

Any clues as to how I fix it.
I appretiate I only installed the NTFS read option in the kernel, I dont particularly want to write, but how do I set it so that all users can read it?
btw I tried chmod -R a+r as root, "Read only file system, carn't change"

Last edited by gingerchris; 08-14-2002 at 07:50 PM.
Old 08-15-2002, 02:23 AM   #4
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Here's a copy of my /etc/fstab file, all my users and my root can mount and umount my partition:
/dev/hdb1        /                ext3        defaults                1  1
/dev/hdb5        /home            ext3        defaults                1  2
/dev/hdb6        /Mandy           ext3        defaults                1  2
/dev/hda5        /mnt/fat32a      vfat        defaults                1  0
/dev/hda6        /mnt/fat32b      vfat        defaults                1  0
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,owner,ro         0  0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner            0  0
none             /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620          0  0
none             /proc            proc        defaults                0  0
/dev/hdb2        /QNX             auto        defaults                0  0
/dev/hda1        /mnt/windows     ntfs        ro,user,auto,umask=022  0  0
I run slack 8.1

Old 08-15-2002, 07:42 PM   #5
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Cool thanks,
it was that dammed umask thing,
ah well its always the little things

Now all I have to do is work out how to get linux to use my other sound card, install my modem, fix module problems...........oh well slowly but surely



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