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    Loading NTFS partition from normal user

    I'm having problems mounting my NTFS partition, I only manage to do it logged on as root. I would like access to that partition from my normal user at the KDE desktop, one click. Cannot find anything about it. Anyone know?

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    Re: Loading NTFS partition from normal user

    Quote Originally Posted by morder
    I'm having problems mounting my NTFS partition, I only manage to do it logged on as root. I would like access to that partition from my normal user at the KDE desktop, one click. Cannot find anything about it. Anyone know?
    Add a user statement to the partition in your /etc/fstab, like this:
    /dev/hda1 /mnt/win ntfs noauto,user,exec 0 0
    will mount /dev/hda1 at /mnt/win as NTFS partition. Replacing 'noauto' with 'auto' will automaticaly boot the partition at boottime. For explanation of syntax in fstab try "man fstab".

    btw, could the bootscript create a human readable fstab? All these unaligned columns make you dizzy...

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    /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 ntfs noauto,users,exec,ro,uid=knoppix,gid=knoppix 0 0

    where:
    /dev/hda1 is your ntfs partition
    /mnt/hda1 is the mount point of said partition
    ntfs is the partition type
    noauto,users,exec,ro are necessary options

    this is the really important part

    uid=knoppix,gid=knoppix replace knoppix with your own username. if your username was bill, it would be: uid=bill,gid=bill

    the 0 0 are options i'm not familiar with, but are necessary.

    a warning: as of kernal 2.4.20 (the kernal knoppix installs) ntfs support is there, but writing to the partition can harm it, so don't.

    i tore my hair over this myself until i checked a backup copy of fstab and found an entry where I only had to replace 'knoppix' with my username.

    hope this helps!

    *edit* can't spell, never could, especially at 4:20am

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