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i want to access my winxp drive (mounted as /win) in my user account. as of now, i can only access it from root. i want to be able to ...
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    how do you make directory available to all groups


    i want to access my winxp drive (mounted as /win) in my user account. as of now, i can only access it from root. i want to be able to play my mp3's off of it. thanks in advance.

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    you need to chmod 777 your /win directory.
    ( this will also allow anyone to write to your win drive, if it is NOT ntfs ).

    also, are you automounting the winxp drive on boot ?? If so, just paste your /etc/fstab here.

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    and if it is NTFS, there is no possible way to chmod it?

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    my fstab is:
    Code:
    dev/hdb2        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
    /dev/hdb1        /                ext2        defaults         1   1
    /dev/hda1        /win             ntfs        ro               1   0
    /dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,owner,ro  0   0
    /dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
    devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
    proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
    and yes, it is mounted as soon as i start up.

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    try this for your win drive line in fstab :
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    dev/hda1         /win          ntfs auto,user,ro,exec,umask=000 0 0

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    yeah, changing fstab didnt help, in fact it caused my ntfs drive to not mount at all on startup, i had to mount it manually

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