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I have windows XP in /dev/ha1 and Slackware installed on /dev/hda6 Currently, the windows partition mounts under /windows but only root can access it and it is read only How ...
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    Mounting windows partition under Slack


    I have windows XP in /dev/ha1 and Slackware installed on /dev/hda6

    Currently, the windows partition mounts under /windows but only root can access it and it is read only

    How can I mount the windows partition so that all users can access it?

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    Try
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    chmod 755 /windows
    as root in the terminal
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    No good, the chmod seemed to run ok, and it output "chmod: changing permissions of `windows': Read-only file system" but when i tried to enter the directory as a normal user, it says "permission denied" (root cxan access it fine)

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    Ok, (I take it that /dev/hda1 was mounted at the time), try
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    chmod 777 /windows
    i've got that working with a simmilar proble in suse;

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    Nope, still doesn't work

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    try changing /etc/fstab this is mine, which allows users to mount, access, write
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    /dev/hda1        /mnt/media       vfat        noauto,users,rw,exec  1   0
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    Maybye you're using ntfs file system, then you must recompile kernel 2.6.10 with ntfs write support

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    I still haven't got this working

    Windows is on /dev/hda1, ntfs filesystem
    I want it to mount and be accessible by all users, but read only, as my kernel does not support ntfs writing (out of curiosity, how would i go about making it able to?)

    What should my fstab look like for this configuration?

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    You need to do the editing to your fstab. And if you value your work, I still wouldn't trust the NTFS write support. You do not need write support to access it as another user. I would keep it out and use a FAT32 parition if you want to share files between your OSes and mainting write support on both ends.

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    OK, but I don't know exactly what I need to add to the fstab, any help would be appreciated

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