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Old 11-06-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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mounting windows partitions in writable mode for a normal user

i am presently using my windows partition in writable mode logged in as a root.
how to make those partitions writable for a normal user also?

when i am aliasing my httpserver to use a directory in windows partition, its telling
permission not there.....
how to solve this prblem?
i am doing all this under root only..
give me some solutions..
thanks in advance
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add umask=000 to your mount options
Old 11-06-2004, 03:24 PM   #3
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did you check permission for that partitions?

Also, you can try with acid_kewpie suggestion under /etc/fstab (mount point)


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Old 11-07-2004, 02:09 PM   #4
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i am auto mounting them in fstab,
but i am using those partitions in root as write mode,
but not in normal user
i heard that in fstab also default is write mode mounting..
but not working for normal user
Old 11-07-2004, 04:08 PM   #5
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I assume the disk is vfat? If not, I'm not sure how to do it.

You should add the uid option to your fstab, so you line looks something like this:

/dev/hda3 /mnt/windooze vfat uid=**your user name** 0 0

along with the uid option you should add your other default options.

Hope this helps.


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