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Hello, I have installed mandriva one kde 2007 (non free) few days ago and after mounting NTFS windows partitions they appeared in devices menu. But I can't access them because ...
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    Can't access NTFS partitions from mandriva 2007


    Hello,

    I have installed mandriva one kde 2007 (non free) few days ago and after mounting NTFS windows partitions they appeared in devices menu. But I can't access them because their owner is root. I tried to change owner with chown command but still nothing. I did't have this problem on ubuntu (if it is a problem).

    How can I access that partition from regular user account?

    Thanks.

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    set umask=0 for NTFS partition in /etc/fstab file.
    Code:
    /dev/<ntfs-partition>       <mount_point>  ntfs   defaults,umask=0 0 0






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    Thanks

    I'll try this today when I come home.

    Regards

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    okk ! if problem remains, post the contents of /etc/fstab file here.






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    to use ntfs partitions u need to download the software ntfs-3g from the net and install...it .
    u can better use the ntfs partiotions

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    Quote Originally Posted by harishbayyavarapu
    to use ntfs partitions u need to download the software ntfs-3g from the net and install...it .
    u can better use the ntfs partiotions
    no need to install ntfs-3g to for reading NTFS partitions. Mandriva support NTFS read access by default. 'ntfs-3g' is for enabling write access.







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    Hello,

    Ii seems that I can't change things in particular files:

    Code:
    /dev/<ntfs-partition> <mount_point> ntfs defaults,umask=0 0 0

    I typed this as a root and it told me: Permission denied.

    Why is this?

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    execute 'su -' to gain root privileges.
    Code:
    su -
    gedit /etc/fstab






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    I already typed with su, but I didn't try gedit.

    I'll try it today

    Thanks

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    i just noticed that you wrote exact code i posted in post #2. are you writing <ntfs-partition> <mount_point> as it is in fstab file?
    you have to replace <ntfs-partition> with actual NTFS partition name and <mount_point> with mount point you created for NTFS.







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