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    Question ntfs-3g

    I used the ntfs-3g package to assign read & write permissions to Windows drives that have the NTFS file system but now I want to revoke ONLY the write permission from the NTFS drives & keep the read permission as it is so that the contents of the NTFS drives cannot be tampered.

    How do I do this?

    Please note that after installing the ntfs-3g package, I changed one of the lines in the file named fstab (in the etc directory) from

    /dev/hdc8 /mnt/windows/D: ntfs defaults 0 0


    /dev/hdc8 /mnt/windows/D: ntfs-3g defaults 0 0



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    Linux User glennzo's Avatar
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    There is a read-only option that you can use for the line in fstab. Open a terminal and type man ntfs-3g. That will tell you all you need to know. If I knew how to use the ro option I'd clue you in, but alas....
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    Modify the line in fatab as below:
    /dev/hdc8 /mnt/windows/D: ntfs-3g defaults,ro 0 0

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    Thanks to both of you for your help.

    BTW, is there any difference between

    /dev/hdc8 /mnt/windows/D: ntfs-3g defaults,ro 0 0


    /dev/hdc8 /mnt/windows/D: ntfs-3g ro 0 0

    Or are they one & the same thing? The reason I am asking this is because in another forum, I was told by a gentleman to REPLACE defaults with ro.

    Thanks once again to both of you,



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