waldojim, on 06 February 2010 - 03:49 PM, said:
change the directory permissions before you mount the ntfs. Then be sure to mount it with the 'users' option so that it is available to more than just 'root'...
I have the NTFS partition configured to automount (the subject of one of my previous posts) at start-up. So if I unmount the partition and reset the permissions will that be permanent or is it something I would have to do each time the partition remounted after a restart?
The current permissions are "Create and delete files" for Owner, Group and Others so the current state doesn't inconvenience me in any way but I don't like "Others" to have those kinds of rights. It makes me a little nervous to have one of my drives "World writable."
Okay, here we go:
tmr@compaqowner:/media$ sudo umount Data -v
tmr@compaqowner:/media$ chown -R tmr Data
chown: changing ownership of `Data': Operation not permitted
Oh, boy. Now my puny Linux muscles are really trembling. Bash indicates that the drive has been unmounted but it still won't let me change permissions. But when I go into /media using the file browser and right-click on Data it shows an unmount selection in the context menu, which indicates to me that the drive is still mounted, although the icon disappeared from my desktop.
This post has been edited by publicmenace: 07 February 2010 - 04:35 AM