[Techtalk] Fwd: User mounting of a NTFS partition
kathryn.linux at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 23:29:04 UTC 2008
And I'll actually send it to the list this time.
It's early :(
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From: Kathryn Marks <kathryn.linux at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [Techtalk] User mounting of a NTFS partition
To: "R. Daneel Olivaw" <linuxchix at r-daneel.com>
On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 5:50 AM, R. Daneel Olivaw <linuxchix at r-daneel.com>
> > /dev/sda2 /Data vfat rw,noauto,user 0
> > /dev/sda1 /Vista ntfs rw,noauto,user 0
> > So upon reading, I decided to try it ro. Same outcome. I tried owner
> > rather than user with the same outcome. The only way I can mount /Vista
> > as root. And I really don't want to do that. It's not mission critical.
> > There isn't *that* much stuff on that partition I would need to access
> > logs from some software I test) and I can always reboot into Vista. So
> > can I mount /Vista as myself?
> Well, first, the above lines are correct. They should allow you to mount
> the filesystem as a user.
That was my understanding. But I'm still fairly new to all of this. :-)
> Now, I wonder if you are able to mount /Data.
Yes, I can mount /Data as myself. It is owned by me. No problems at all.
> If it works, there is some strange bug.
Great. Just great :)
> If it fails also, I'd check the mount command that should have the
> sticky bit set so the user that runs it gets root for that task.
It's been a while since I dug into permissions with the person who has been
guiding me. Can you tell me how to do that?
> Besides, are you able to mount anything else "by hand" as an ordinary
> user ?
Like what? I plug in a thumb drive or my camera and I don't have any
problems with those. The only other problem I'm having is with ripping a
CD. It looks like permissions problems (If I'm remembering the conversation
with my guide). I don't remember off the top of my head how we solved it
last time. But it was a fix that lasted across reboots.
I should add this is pretty much a brand new install of Fedora 8. I did it
2 weeks ago. Not much has been done to it aside from yum updates and a few
bits of software installed (Firefox, GIMP, Open Office)
Thanks for the help.
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