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Old 09-20-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
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Question Windows partition only available as root?


I posted this in a SuSE forum, but no luck there yet... I mounted my win XP partition (ntfs, unfortunately) in SuSE 9.1, dloaded version, but I can only acces it as root. As any other user, no way. Is this supposed to be like that? my fstab looks like:

/dev/hda1/ /mnt/windows/C/ ntfs ro,users 0 0

but as soon as I mount it, the dir. /mnt/windows/C becomes dr-x------ and I cannot do a chmod, not even as root (tells me ' read-only file system' ) if I umount it, the directory becomes drwxrwxrwx as expected... Well, just if anyone has a clue, I appreciate that. I searched this topic but could not find an answer to this specific problem...
Old 09-20-2004, 03:27 PM   #2
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Is it encrypted?

Under windows, you have the ability to limit access to your hard disk by encrypting a file, folder, or even the entire filesystem. If it is encrypted, no one would be able to access it accept the guy with the password to go through the encryption.

That's one possibility.

If you have it mounted in fstab, then it should be mounted when you boot up. It isn't?
Old 09-20-2004, 03:49 PM   #3
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/dev/hda3 /win-e ntfs ro,user,umask=022 1 0

that works.......( note the umask option ).

Old 09-21-2004, 01:35 AM   #4
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Hi guys,

Thanks Linux24, but egag got the solution. The partiotions were mounted as root, as user you could see they exist, but not access them.

Thanks egag, that was it, I did not put the umask (is it default to 277?),

anyway, now I can see my partitions, appreciate both of your help.


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