View Full Version : Fedora 7 : Automount and NTFS permissions

2nd June 2007, 11:36 AM

I am curious as to how to change the default permissions on automounted USB external NTFS formatted drives? I am currently only having root get access, I would of course like to change this.


2nd June 2007, 12:37 PM
I got some help on IRC. This is what I did.

Add yourself to the group "Disk". Mine happened to be GID 6, so I hardcoded that (not sure offhand if having gid=disk is okay or not)

Since I want this to work for automount, I will need to find thepartition type for mount so automount will know what to do specifically with it.

[andrew@localhost ~]$ df -T
Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 ext3 147321916 4202504 135515048 4% /
tmpfs tmpfs 1037720 0 1037720 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb1 vfat 292890560 3869360 289021200 2% /media/300GB-USB
/dev/sdc1 fuseblk 732572000 436117512 296454488 60% /media/750GB Seagate FreeAgent
[andrew@localhost ~]$

Now, I need to enter the following line (modified as you see fit) to /etc/auto.misc

seagate-750gb -fstype=fuseblk,user,auto,fmask=0002,dmask=0002,uma sk=0002,gid=6,case_sensitive=false

Then run the following command to reload the auto.misc file:
[andrew@localhost etc]# sudo /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs reload
Reloading maps
[andrew@localhost etc]#

Good to go then. Unmount if if need be, then plug it back in. At first I was confused that I did something wrong, since GNOME's drive properties said that ownership is still root.root, with read only permissions, but creating and deleting of files works just fine (for me at least).