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Old 09-01-2003, 04:48 AM   #1
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NTFS drive - no user privilages - root only

Okay... I've got my NTFS modules and such loaded and when I type mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs
(or even lets say mount /dev/hda1 /home/jon/mnt/ntfs)

When I go on over to view the files in KDE -- the icon has a lock over a folder ... obviously I have to be root to get in... cause I can get in fine if i'm root

Is there a way I can mount it read-only (well.. ntfs is readonly anyway) and safely allow anyone be able to access it?


Another good tip I could use would be how to get it to automount on bootup (with everyone having RO access too)

Thanks !
Old 09-01-2003, 04:57 AM   #2
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try to use following link

thanks and regards
Old 09-01-2003, 05:28 AM   #3
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use the user option


mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs -o user,ro

better still,

edit /etc/fstab

/dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs ntfs user,ro,noauto 0 0

Last edited by ppuru; 09-01-2003 at 05:30 AM.


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