Windows partition always mounts owned by root

Christoph Sturm christoph.sturm at
Wed Sep 29 18:38:25 UTC 2004


you need to use -o umask= gid= and uid=
check out the ntfs faq here:


On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 11:20:53 -0700, Jonathan Byrne
<jbyrne at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> 0       0
> 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.
> TIA,
> Jonathan Byrne <jbyrne at>
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