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Old 10-28-2003, 12:08 PM   #1
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Problems viewing ntfs partition as user.

Just installed Mandrake 9.1 and mounted my old XP ntfs partition, so far so good. But when I try to access the partition via the mount point I created it says File or directory doesnt exist even though when I chmod the mnt directory to allow acces to normal users I can see the mountpoint. When I try the same{accessing the drive} as root it works just fine. Ok so I thought I can somehow chmod the mountpoint to allow user access but the whole ntfs partition is mounted as read-only{even though in fstab it is rw} plus I think changing user access on files on that partition wouldnt solve my problem anyway. In addition to that, I have an icon sitting on my desktop leading to that partition, it says its unmounted but when I try to mount it it doesnt do anything.
the mount command in user mode says: /dev/hda1 on /mnt/win_c1 type ntfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) for that drive. Why cant I mount it or if it is mounted why cant I access it? Will please anyone help me? Thank you in advance.
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I edited my /etc/fstab and added "umask=0222" for the NTFS drive. Now all users can read and execute, but not write. I'm not so sure about NTFS writing yet.
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Use the search, mate ... this is being asked
on an almost daily basis. Enter "ntfs user mount"
as search term.

Old 10-28-2003, 12:30 PM   #4
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ok. ill try to search for it.. thanx for such a quick reply m8s


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