Allowing users to access ntfs partitions & fstab
Posted on 2001-07-02
I am a newbie to linux and I have installed Linux Mandrake 8.0. I am using /etc/fstab.
Within the fstab script I have several entries such as:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d ntfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/win_e ntfs defaults 0 0
When I run the above script only the root user is allowed to access the partitions and no other users!!!
if I change the entries to say:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs user,exec, umask=000
Then this still does not allow any users to access the win_c partition.
Additionally, if I try to make the modify the 'win_c' directory so that it is accessible to all (user, group & others) then it does not update!! I believe the drive is read-only.
My problem is as follows:
How can I make my partitions available to all users
How can I make the partitions read & writable for the users!
Any information would be gratefully received.
Thanks in advance.