Windows partition always mounts owned by root
jbyrne at frontbridge.com
Wed Sep 29 18:20:53 UTC 2004
I have Ubuntu set up to dual-boot with XP (OK, I never use XP actually
use XP, I just keep it there partly for political reasons and partly
b/c I have some un-migrated data on it). I created a /xp mount point
for it, which is owned by my regular userid with 755 permissions.
/etc/fstab has /dev/hda2 /xp auto noauto,user,ro
However, if I mount /xp (even issuing the mount command as an
unprivileged user), it comes up as:
dr-x------ 1 root root 8192 Sep 16 23:00 /xp
I haven't experienced this behavior on other Linux flavors, including
Debian Unstable (on my home systems) and Testing (on my notebook).
What knob do I need to turn to fix this? It smells like a umask
problem, but that shouldn't cause the ownership to change to root,
should it? I haven't changed the umask in /etc/login.defs, it's 022.
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