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Old 07-02-2006, 03:12 AM   #1
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NTFS mounted but inaccessible by non-root

Hi, i've installed the NTFS modules into my kernel etc, and have been trying to mount my NTFS windows drive. I managed to mount it, but only the root can access it. When I chown chris /media/windoze , (my username is chris)i get:

chown: changing ownership of `/media/windoze/': Read-only file system
When i use the root user i can successfully copy and view files on the drive. But that's hardly ideal for obvious reasons...
Thanks for any suggestions if you have any ideas,
Old 07-02-2006, 03:19 AM   #2
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there is no wright support for NTFS so you couldn't do that, also NTFS dosent support unix/linux file permissins so chown is useless here.
What you want to do is change the mount options
if you mount manually then:
mount /dev/hdX /media/windows -t ntfs -o uid=(your username),gid=(group name)
if you mount automatically then if /etc/fstab you need to add "user" to the options. eg:
/dev/hdX /media/windows ntfs user,noauto 0 0
Old 07-02-2006, 08:37 AM   #3
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If you like that NTFS Drive to be mounted at start...then add the following line to /etc/fstab and then restart the computer for the changes to come into effect.

/dev/hdxx /media/windoze ntfs umask=0222 1 0
I hope you can replace the hdxx by the proper numbers.

Also, if you don't want it to be mounted at startup,

mount /dev/hdxx /media/windoze/ -t ntfs -o umask=0222


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