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Hi. I have an external HD formatted as NTFS. I am able to mount it as root, but not as user. Well, I can mount it as user, but I ...
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    Problems mounting external HD as user.


    Hi.

    I have an external HD formatted as NTFS. I am able to mount it as root, but not as user. Well, I can mount it as user, but I can't access it. After mounting it owner is still root, and I can't change permissions because filesystem is read-only.
    Here is my fstab:

    /dev/sda1 /home/hcs/ekstern ntfs rw,user,noauto,exec 0 0


    All I need is read-access for user.

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    Forgot to mention I'm on a Debian Sarge running KDE if that is a matter.

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    You need some more parameters to your /etc/fstab

    modify the line to
    /dev/sda1 /home/hcs/ekstern ntfs rw,user,noauto,gid=disk,umask=222,exec 0 0

    and it will work fine in read only mode
    oh one more thing
    the user must belong to the disk group

    have fun!

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