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Old 12-30-2005, 03:22 AM   #1
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Cannot access ntfs partitions

When I try to access the already mounted ntfs partitions in my user account it tells me I do not have the permissions to access the drive. Root account can access them but not my user account. I tried to change the permissions but it tells me they are Read-only file systems.

Anybody know how to bypass this somehow to allow my regular user account to have read access to the ntfs drives?
Old 12-30-2005, 03:44 AM   #2
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mount through root and access from user.
or gives granted to user that he can mount or unmount
Old 12-30-2005, 03:49 AM   #3
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I figured it out. Who would of the the ubuntu guide covered it.
Old 12-30-2005, 03:53 AM   #4
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You need to specify umask=0222 to allow all users to read from this partition. I cannot check now the exact line of fstab, but it should be something like:
/dev/hdaX /mnt/windows ntfs defaults,umask=0222 0 0

(in fact, just adding an umask=0222 to the options of your fstab line should solve the problem)


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