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Old 02-25-2004, 10:02 PM   #1
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Angry NTFS volume permissions

Yes I have searched and found several other posts with a similar theme and
the man pages for fstab and mount didnt help me much. So either I'm stupid or I have a different problem...

I cant write to either of my two NTFS volumes as root or any other user. I've checked the permissions of the mount point and I cant find anything wrong in /etc/fstab. Every time I mount the permissions of the mount point change to dr-xr-xr-x

Heres my fstab

/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdb,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=0,sync 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs defaults,umask=0
/dev/hdd5 /mnt/win_c2 ntfs rw,iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0

Any clues??

Many thanks

Last edited by zasten; 02-25-2004 at 10:06 PM.
Old 02-25-2004, 10:09 PM   #2
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NTFS write is not fully supported by Linux kernel yet, there's a project that claims to provide full write support using the Windows ntfs driver, but I can't remember the name on top of my head.

EDIT: I just remembered, its called Captive NTFS, more info here:

Last edited by Demonbane; 02-25-2004 at 10:12 PM.
Old 02-25-2004, 10:13 PM   #3
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and that project would be :


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