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Old 03-05-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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Permission troubles.

Ok, serius problem here (I guess). I managed to succesfully mount my Windows partition but now I can access it unless I am on root in the console O_o. It says itś locked. I looked and looked (and probably overlooked) and cannot find anything on how to ¨unlock¨ it. Thanks in Advanced.
Old 03-05-2005, 01:27 PM   #2
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Try this as root:
chmod 666 /mnt/windowspartition
with whatever your real mount point is called.

This will allow any user to read, and write to the windows partition.

For more info type man chmod
Old 03-05-2005, 01:32 PM   #3
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Oh... Well that didn´t work itś still ¨locked¨ but... should I h ave mounted it to /mnt/(whatever) because I mounted it to ¨/windows¨ THanks in advanced.
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update : I tried setting the acess to it to let others do everything O_O... with ¨chmod +o+r+w+x /mnt /windows (remounted as well)¨ and it still says I do not have enough permissions to access this location. I am thinking its like a system file thing? Thanks in Advanced
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hi there,

first of all you have to set the permissions of the mount point when there's nothing mounted.

#umount /windows
#chmod 770 /windows

then put a line like this in /etc/fstab :

/dev/hd?? /windows vfat defaults,users,umask=002 1 0

for vfat , or :

/dev/hd?? /windows ntfs ro,user,umask=022 1 0

for ntfs.
( fill in the ??.... )
if you have that :

#mount /windows

and that's it.



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