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Old 02-25-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
I have some trouble with changing the permissions of an ntfs mount. I went to the website that I downloaded the rpm from and I got instructions but I don't quite get it. What is umask, uid, and flatcap? I'm very confused.

Also I don't quite get how to automatically mount the ntfs partition. What's all the "-t" and "-r" buisness about?

Please help!
Old 02-25-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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well, the "-t" just means the type of filesystem and the "-r" just means "read only" (in other words, it's a shortcut for "-o ro"...

for example, if i wanted to mount "read-only" the first partition of my secondary master ide disk, which was formatted with the reiser filesystem:

mkdir /mnt/stuff

mount -t reiserfs -r /dev/hdc1 /mnt/stuff

and if i wanted to mount it at startup automagically, then i'd need to edit my /etc/fstab...

something like:

/dev/hdc1 /mnt/stuff reiserfs defaults 1 2


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