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Re: ntfs mount permissions

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 03:15:12PM +0100, Matthew Kay wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to mount my windows NTFS partition with 
> this line in my fstab:
> /dev/hda1       /mnt/win        ntfs 
> rw,auto,users,exec       0       0
> It works fine with this or read-only (ro) option, 
> for root, but I can't get it to stay 
> user-readable. When I mount it as read-only I 
> can't chown/chmod it at all, and when I mount it 
> as read-write I can chown it but upon umounting 
> and remounting it reverts to the original 
> permissions (drwx------ root root).
> Any ideas?

NTfs is a Microsoft proprietary format for which open documentation is not
completely availalbe (and it is subject for change at the whim of 
Microsoft strategic planners). Do not attempt to write into such a file
system from Linux. Figure out another way to share data with a Microsoft
computer. Maybe you could move the data to a Samba server.

Paul E Condon           

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