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Old 04-20-2005, 10:54 PM   #1
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Normal users reading regular NTFS mount.

I am trying to set my rights so i can read my NTFS windows partition. I have it mounted at /mnt/windows I cant read it just fine under root but under my user name I cant view any of the files. It says I do not have the permissions. I used chmod to set it to 777 but I still can not access it. The command i used was chmod 777 /mnt/windows. When i right click and choose properties it says the only permissions that are set are root and root is set to Read Only.
Old 04-20-2005, 11:02 PM   #2
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by default the NTFS suport is read only in the linux kernel
u need to set the permisions of that directory where u mount them ,beforehand

Old 04-20-2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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I did a search and did find my answer on the boards.

I had to unmount it and then when i mounted it i typed
mount -t ntfs -o umask=666 /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

i tried 644 but it didnt work but 666 did work.


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