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Old 01-30-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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Permissions on folders & Partitions Ubuntu


Hi there .. how can I set permissions on partitions or folders on Ubuntu 8.10 .. when I right click on any folder or partition .. I cant modify in them it says owner root although my User is of root Group .. ah I forgot to say they are NTFS partitions .. so is their an easy way to enable me to set permissions on those folders? Thanks.

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Old 01-30-2009, 02:00 PM   #2
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first of all linux does not understand the NTFS partiton by default
though it can be accessed by the installation of tool ntfs-3g rpm on some distribution or on some by default.
but we can not set the permission on NTFS file system from linux plateform. i think so.
 
Old 01-30-2009, 02:20 PM   #3
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Yes I installed ntfs-3g & I can write on ntfs partitions .. but I dont want all users to read & write on it
 
Old 01-30-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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I think you can specify permissions for the entire partition in fstab. If I remember right it is part of the umask option. As far as I know, you can't do individual file permissions since the NTFS doesn't support this.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 02:03 AM   #5
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try to apply "acl" on that folder
by use of "acl" u can apply very much finer permission on the partion
 
Old 01-31-2009, 04:25 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yadava View Post
try to apply "acl" on that folder
by use of "acl" u can apply very much finer permission on the partion
Sorry I don't know what is acl .. can u explain to me what is that & how can I use it? Thanks.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 07:19 AM   #7
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Cool for folder chmod will help

sudo chmod 000 /location will make folder absolute lock , except for root
u can have a script for this command and make it more colourful
But for partition it need to be googled more
Expect another post frm me dude soon
 
Old 01-31-2009, 07:21 AM   #8
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Wink find below link for acl

http://tlug.dnho.net/?q=node/171

very gud help try it buddy
 
  


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