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Old 05-22-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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Allowing normal users read-write access to Windows partitions

I know it can be done and I've actually stumbled across it once, but I can't seem to "stumble again", so to speak. Currently I can only write to Windows partitions if I am root, which is a little annoying since I do a deal of transfer work on both systems.

How does a user gain read-write access to Windows partitions?

Currently, I mount them in the "/win/c", "/win/d" and "/win/i" folders.
Old 05-22-2005, 04:24 PM   #2
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Writing to an NTFS partition is not recommended.
Old 05-22-2005, 05:21 PM   #3
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you have to use captive

its pretty easy, i dont know if it works on slack, i wiped my harddrive before i tried it...
Old 05-22-2005, 05:34 PM   #4
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go and edit ur /etc/fstab file
there is some kind of things u have to change on front of mounting points. in mounting options put this things:

defaults, umask=000

then u have any acces to that mounted drive.
this is true when u deal with fat32 partitions and not NTFS.
Old 05-22-2005, 06:59 PM   #5
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Here's the relevant line from my fstab:
/dev/hda2        /mnt/winshare    vfat        noauto,users,rw         1   0
That "users" in there means that *any* user can mount the drive. Not just root. Whoever mounted it can read/write.
Old 05-23-2005, 10:22 AM   #6
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Originally posted by objorkum

Writing to an NTFS partition is not recommended.
No, I changed it to FAT32 before installing Linux (for the purpose of inter-operability).

I'm not at my machine right now, but I'll check what happends whe I change fstab.


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