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Old 03-31-2005, 11:11 PM   #1
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After reading a post named "lots of newbie questions" in hope of finding the answer of my question (accessing mounted ntfs hd) I managed to mount the drive under root and switched back to my regular user account and tryed to go into the mounted drive, (/windows) but it has a lock on it, how do i access this from my regular user account?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 11:16 PM   #2
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you have to login as su. if you dont mind doing it in console just type su then your root pass and do your thing. Since you said theres a lock im going to assume your using kde. In which case there is a program called file browser (super user mode).
 
Old 04-01-2005, 02:06 AM   #3
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If you are working a lot with the NTFS partition, perhaps you want to make normal users able to mount the unit. Yo do so, you need to modify the /etc/fstab file.

Let's say that you mount with

Code:
mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/hdaX /mnt/Y
Notice that I put a "-o ro" as it is not recommended to write in a NTFS partition. Then you have to add

Code:
/dev/hdaX  /mnt/Y ntfs noauto,ro,user 0 0
to your /etc/fstab file.

I don't have ntfs partitions, so I don't know it you need additional options when you mount a NTFS unit. If so (as you say you were able to mount it) add them separated with commas to de "noauto,ro,user" part.

I hopw this helps you...
 
Old 04-01-2005, 02:25 AM   #4
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yes, and remember that generally there´s only read-support for ntfs.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 11:31 AM   #5
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Under Redhat linux 9 u cannot mount ntfs partition.
if u r using other linux flavour let me know along with kernel version.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 01:00 PM   #6
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also, you can use
$ mount /dev/hda7 /winthingy -o uid=nonroot_user_account
 
Old 04-01-2005, 03:55 PM   #7
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Posting a topic named "Newbie Question" is a horrible way to get attention to your problem. Pick a name that represents your question.
 
  


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