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Old 11-26-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
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permission of mounted NTFS partition

i "su" to root account from a normal account in RH9 and do this command

# umount /d
# chmod -Rv a+rx /d
# chmod -v a+rx /dev/hda5 (is a NTFS partition)

and the output said this r-xr-xr-x for the following folder /d. that folder which is created by root and owned by root.
i used that folder to mount my d:\ to it which is NTFS partition.

the output told me that all users can read and execute from that folder right? but i cant even access that folder

# exit
# cd /d
permmission denied

what is happenning?
what else can i try to make all my folder used to mount NTFS partition can be accessed by normal use?
Old 11-27-2003, 06:34 AM   #2
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You need to give the permission for your user or group in the mount command, or in /etc/fstab.
But know that you can't write to NTFS (last time I checked, could be wrong).
Old 11-29-2003, 11:08 PM   #3
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Originally posted by iceman47
You need to give the permission for your user or group in the mount command, or in /etc/fstab.
But know that you can't write to NTFS (last time I checked, could be wrong).
There is some EXPERIMENTAL support for writing to NTFS partitions from within Linux, but it is extremely dangerous to do so. There won't be full, stable support for r/w support from within Linux for some time yet.

To give the correct permissions while mounting an NTFS partition from the console, you would execute a command such as this:

mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222

The umask= switch determines the permissions with which the partition is mounted. To arrive at the number, calculate the octal permissions you require, and take that from 777. In this instance, 0222 will give permissions of r-x-r-x-r-x, which is what you want.

The appropriate /etc/fstab entry will be this:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,umask=0222 0 0

Hope this helps

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