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Old 01-08-2005, 04:54 AM   #1
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Unhappy NFTS FC3 users and root

I have a problem thats about user rights to the NTFS filesystem. I want no acces the NTFS system as $user and not as #root but when i try to change the user right and ownership (chmod and chown) of the folder (eks. /mnt/c/(NTFS-filsystem) i get the message that the filesystem is Writeprotected.. I know that it`s bad to write to a ntfs system but i onely want to read from the filesystem as $user so i eks. dont have to start the consol and swich user and then start xmms from the consol as #root to listen to my mp3`s from the NTFS system.. *puh*

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Old 01-08-2005, 06:51 AM   #2
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Add this to your /etc/fstab where your ntfs is mounted in the fourth field from the left: ro,umask=000

This mounts the fs in read-only mode. The umask means that ordinary users can read the information on the partition. The next time you reboot, the changes should take effect.
Old 01-08-2005, 06:52 AM   #3
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You can specify the user access rights to your /mnt/c directory when you issue the mount command. For example,

mount /dev/hdx# /mnt/windows -t ntfs -o uid=user,gid=user
where x# is the drive and partition number (ie hda2, hdc1 etc)


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