Hello there folks,
I have recently installed Debian Woody to dual boot with XP on my main box. Everything is moving along even if somewhat slowly but have a few probs that i can't seem to shift. NTFS partition mounting being the question here.
I have the following entry in my fstab:
/dev/hde5 /mnt/store ntfs defaults,ro,user 0 0
now the partition mounts alright and i can mount it and unmount it even as a user but i can only browse it as root.
I followed pbharris's PET on but seem to have everything that he says to do done.
What i have found out is that the permissions for /mnt/store change from this when the partition is umounted, which is the same as all the other mount points on my system
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 11 2002 store
dr-x------ 1 root root 4096 Jan 2 17:38 store
when it is mounted
what am i doing wrong? It really does seem rather odd to me as it is the only partition that gave this problem and i set them all up at the same time.
Under the guidence of SpookyEddy I tried this to mount the partition
mount -t ntfs -o umask=644 /dev/hde5 /mnt/store
this changes the permissions of the directory to
dr-xr-x--x 1 root root
well with this mount method i can now browse to the directory /mnt/store as user, couldn't do that before but i still can't see anything in the partition although root sees all
compairing the permissions to the other mount points there seemse to be a 'r' read permission still missing.
ps i tried making a mount point as user in the home directory but still no change
Thanks to Spookeddy for this link http://edm.act.cmis.csiro.au/debian/book/NT_File.html
fstab line now looks like this
/dev/hde5 /mnt/store ntfs defaults,ro,user, umask=002,gid=100 0 0
now all is sorted
Thank you, griobhta, for posting here a solution that was worked out elsewhere, I had been browsing my ntfs partitions by suing to root and using the command line for a few months, now I can finally mount them user readable, thank you.
And to those who helped you, well, they have helped me too.