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Old 08-05-2004, 09:14 PM   #1
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Mount NTFS Windows Drive / Permission Problems

Hello, I'm new to these forums, and somewhat new to linux, so please bear with me. I have searched these forums extensively, and have found my problem discussed, but have not found any solution that works for me. If this problem has already been solved in these forums and I missed it, please accept my apologies.

I am running SuSE 9.1 and I want to mount an NTFS Windows partition from a second hard drive so that it is accessible by all users on the system. I have edited /etc/fstab to read as follows:

/dev/hdb5 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,auto,user,noexec 0 0

I created the directory /mnt/windows with root, did 'chown 777 /mnt/windows' and 'chgrp disk /mnt/windows'. The users who should have access to this partition are all the 'disk' group.

Now, with this setup, any user can type 'mount /dev/hdb5' and the drive mounts properly to the correct directory. However, only root has access to this drive. Any other user who attempts to navigate this drive is met with this error:

# cd /mnt/windows
bash: cd: /mnt/windows: Permission denied

Any help would be greatly appreciated, even if it's only to point me to a thread where this problem has already been tackled. Thanks in advance!
Old 08-05-2004, 10:16 PM   #2
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I created the directory /mnt/windows with root, did 'chown 777 /mnt/windows' and 'chgrp disk /mnt/windows'. The users who should have access to this partition are all the 'disk' group.

Isn't it "chmod" instead of "chown"?
Post here the output of
ls -l /mnt/windows
so we can check it out.


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