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Hi, my first post here. I installed Suse 10.0 last week and so far i'm pretty impressed. I have a NTFS partition on a drive that I used to stock ...
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    Question Help mounting a NTFS partition on Suse...


    Hi, my first post here.

    I installed Suse 10.0 last week and so far i'm pretty impressed. I have a NTFS partition on a drive that I used to stock my MP3's for listening on WinXP. I used YAST to mount this partition in my Linux system and the Folder showed up correctly in my file browser. The only problem is that every folder and files within that main music folder is owned by root with limited permissions. I managed to change them manually (a few at least), but on reboot, the permissions switch back.

    Is there a way for me to make these files and folders accessible to all users. I can't seem to find how.

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    check out your /etc/fstab file. there should be a line something like this:
    /dev/hda# /mnt/windows ntfs auto,users,umask=0222 0 0
    the key thing here is "users" and "umask=0222". users will allow all users to mount/umount this partition and the umask=0222 gives read/execute permissions to all users (giving write permissions for ntfs is not a good idea).

    hope that helps. You can find out more from the command: man 8 mount
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    Re: Linux, Suse, firefox (help)

    Thanks for the help jpalfree! I check it out to tweak it.

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