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Old 01-11-2014, 11:20 AM   #1
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Mounting NTFS Truecrypt volume ubuntu 12.04

I have mounted a truecrypt volume and I am able to read to it fine. What I want to do is to be able to give full access to the drive. When I tried as root to chmod -R 777 /mountpoint, it runs ok. But then when I check the permissions, nothing has changed. Has anyone run into this? Is there a way that I should be mounting it initially with higher permissions?

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Old 01-11-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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have you looked at the truecrypt documents for mounting a Windows partition in Linux then changing permissions?

you do realize that linux permissions mean NOTHING to Microsoft and will not take dont you?

you can modify the mount point, but not the files themselves as rwxrwxrwx has zero meaning under NTFS.
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I routinely access TrueCrypt volumes from Linux which were originally created in Windows XP and are thus formatted as NTFS. I have never experienced a problem writing to the volume. I just mounted one and examined the permissions (with ll). I (ken) am shown as the owner of all directories and files in the Volume and I have read, write and execute permissions on everything. Yes, execute is there even though the files are not "executables" nor scripts. I think that is some sort of artifact of the way Windows creates files.

Are you not able to write to your TC volume from Linux?



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