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Old 02-03-2003, 05:35 AM   #1
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Talking NTFS problem - No: 1.354.275

Hello everyone..

At first, I would like to apologize for all mistakes you could see, because english is not my best side

This is my situation:

I want to mount NTFS partitions (totaly 3, one - FAT32 - on hdd with RedHat8.0, second two - NTFS - on second hdd). Because NTFS was not supported by kerel, I enable it as read only from /usr/src/linux-2.4 with "make xconfig".
However, it does not working although it says that is enabled.

Then I downloaded {something}.rpm for supporting NTFS, and it works. I can mount them, and i added in /etc/fstab next lines:

/dev/hdc5 /mnt/Leo defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 /mnt/Dajana vfat 0 0

..and it mounts them as RW, which i don't want.

So, instead of "defaults" I put "ro" and it mounts them, but I can't access to Leo from user account, but only as root (which is pretty non-practical).

And my final idea I tried to change the permissions (owner: root, group: root) but disk is read only.

I can't change permissions on drive wherever is "ro" or "rw", so I need your help

I apricieate your help. Thank's.
Old 02-03-2003, 06:01 AM   #2
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An ntfs filesystem doesn't handle permissions in the same way as a normal filesystem on linux. The mount manpage will explain how to set permission for NTFS in the 'Mount options for NTFS' section.

Basically you can set the uid=xxx gid=xxx umask=xxx settings in the fstab file to set permissions for the all the files on that filesystem.
Old 02-03-2003, 07:27 AM   #3
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Thank you, now I know where to look.
Old 04-07-2003, 03:05 PM   #4
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Same Problem

I am having the same problem trying to get to my NTFS mounts from my user account. I can access it fine from root, but not my user account. Can you provide me with some reference? I really have no idea where to start. Thanks!
Old 04-07-2003, 05:38 PM   #5
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In fstab put down something like this:

I like to control access but this is what my line looks like in fstab

/dev/hda2 /mnt/XP ntfs umask=0227,uid=root,gid=xp 0 0

Where /dev/hda2 is my Windows XP partition, I made a dir called /mnt/XP this is where I am mounting to, umask=0227 lets the owner and members of the group read the partition, uid=root is who I set the owner to on the partition, gid=xp is the group who has access and my user name is part of the xp group.

Now if you don't want this type of control try this line which should allow everybody using the computer access to the ntfs partition with read only permission:

/dev/hda2 /mnt/XP ntfs umask=0222 0 0

Good Luck

Last edited by JayCnrs; 04-07-2003 at 05:39 PM.


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