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Old 04-27-2004, 07:25 AM   #1
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Mounting NTFS drives on Fedora

Hello everyone:

I have a question regarding my Fedora installation and a small annoyance I have regarding it. I installed the rather popular NTFS module for my kernel version for Fedora Core 1 so I could mount my two IDE hard drives. No problems there. The module went in great, reads the drives fine. However, I'm fairly new to the linux scene so I'm not sure how to get those drives to mount as a user other than root. I edited my /etc/fstab to allow the user flag for mounting, but now they just automount under root. How can I configure my system so all users have access to these NTFS volumes and not just root? Thanks very much!
Old 04-27-2004, 07:51 AM   #2
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If you still have the mount option "default" in there, than that may be causing your problem. I've been having headaches trying to give myself permissions to mount the drives, and what I learned so far is that the best things to have in your fstab's mount options are ro,user and sometimes noauto if you don't mind mounting your NTFS drive whenever you need it.

I'm just curious, what does your fstab for the NTFS drive look like?


jeepers, I think I might need that NTFS driver myself. thanks for the idea. I'll try that tonight.

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Old 04-27-2004, 08:08 AM   #3
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Try adding umask=0 to the list of options for your ntfs partitions in /etc/fstab then remount them
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Adding umask=0 to the drive options worked like a charm. Thanks for the input! Here's the /etc/fstab entry for those drives:

/dev/hdc1 /mnt/storage auto user,umask=0
/dev/hdd1 /mnt/storage2 auto user,umask=0

Thanks a lot!


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