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I eventually managed to mount my NTFS partition. The problem is that only the root can read the mounted folder. Simple users haven't access rights. When i try (as root) ...
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    Mounting an NTFS partition.


    I eventually managed to mount my NTFS partition.
    The problem is that only the root can read the mounted folder.
    Simple users haven't access rights.
    When i try (as root) to give read rights to everyone on the mounted folder, it appears a message with something like "Can't change permissions".

    Is this problem occured from the NTFS or i missed something?


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    What distro you using?

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    How are you mounting it?
    Are the procedure described in fstab?

    You can try to add this into fstab:

    /dev/hdX /mnt/windows ntfs user,ro

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    I open a terminal, then a root console.
    Then i create the directory:
    /mnt/windows
    Then i write:
    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -r
    Perhaps the "-r" at the end doesn't allow me to change the permissions on the directory!?
    In the fstab file there is a line that says:
    mount /dev/hda1 /windows/C followed by some other parametres that i don't remember (also i don't know what they mean...)


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    -r means it's mounted as readonly.
    you do NOT want to write to an NTFS partition in linux, not untill it is fully supported by the kernel anyway. it's very dangerous and you are likely to loose files!

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    /dev/hdX /mnt/windows ntfs user,ro
    what do i put as the user??

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    I have run into this problem before. Remember that the disk you are importing belongs to another system. The permissions must be set by the exporting system not the importing system. Most likely the permissions set on the export system are too restrictive. The export system must allow the import system to make modifications.

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    Has anyone figured out an answer to this problem?
    I never had this problem with mandrake or red hat.
    Now that i use slackware i encounter this problem every time.

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