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Hey, I wanna mount an NTFS harddrive in Slackware 10.1 but it will not let me change permissions for the mounted folder. Nothing but root can even look at what's ...
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    mount ntfs drive


    Hey,

    I wanna mount an NTFS harddrive in Slackware 10.1 but it will not let me change permissions for the mounted folder. Nothing but root can even look at what's inside, much less do anything with it.

    Any ideas?

    thanks,
    mr.popper

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    Have you tried chmoding the mountpoint with
    Code:
    su
    [rootpass]
    chmod 755 /mont/point
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    Furthermore you should also know that in order to write to the partition you'll need a newer 2.6 kernel. NTFS write support isn't available with the default Slackware 2.4.29 kernel.

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    Do not chmod. As root edit your /etc/fstab and add this line
    Code:
    /dev/hda1		/Windows	ntfs		users,rw,uid=1000	0 0
    Replace /dev/hda1 with your parition and /Windows with whatever the mount point is. Now the write support is very unstable and many people end up destroying their whole hard drive. Once again, it is very unstable, so you can not write from Linux to Windows partition.

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    yeah, DO NOT ENABLE NTFS WRITE SUPPORT

    i got out lucky, parition suffered partial damage, and i was able to continue using it

    there is a "driver" called Captive it uses native M$ NTFS drivers, and it is painfully slow, but working
    I never did try it out, if you decide to, i would just love to hear about your experiences

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/captive/

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