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Old 01-13-2005, 08:12 AM   #1
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Question giving permission to read windows partitions

How do I do this? I can read them with root but I need to do it with my own user.
Old 01-13-2005, 08:32 AM   #2
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edit /etc/fstab

for exampe:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat defaults 0 0

change to:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat users 0 0

your mount point for windows may be different as this is just an example to give you an idea what needs to be done...

by just changeing defaults to users should let non-root users mount and umount and access your windows partition...

i don't have windows installed, and only run Linux, i done this same method to one of my extra ext3 disk partitions to non-root users can mount and unmount a partition, but it did not change file permissions so users can not edit, or delete files, and can only read files, i dont know about vfat file permissions and much less about NTFS since i abandoned windows a couple of years ago...

i changed the permission on my cdrom from defaults to users so i dont have to su in a terminal just to mount a cdrom...

no guarentees, just a suggestion you might try...
Old 01-13-2005, 08:51 AM   #3
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well...use this....

( for vfat )
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat users,umask=002 0 0

( for ntfs )
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,users,umask=022 0 0



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