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23377Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Connecting external drive to my Dell Linux machine

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  • Bill Bailey
    Feb 26, 2004
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      I would also caution against trying to delete and or write to this drive it could very well prove to be a major issue.

      IbericoVespucio wrote:
      R F escribía: [[linux-dell-laptops] Connecting external drive to my Dell Linux machine], el 26 de febrero de 2004 a las 10:16:26 (-0000) 
       I have an external harddrive that is NTFS partitioned. When I 
      connect it to my laptop (running Linux 8.2) the drive mounts and I 
      can access the files only if I'm logged in as root. Also once I've 
      connected I can only read files on the drive. I can't copy or delete. 
      Could anyone offer some advice on what the cause might be and how I 
      can fis the problem? 
      I'd really like to be able to access the drive with my normal login 
      Try mounting with -o umask=0000
      You can add the option in your fstab as 
      /dev/sda1       /mnt/sda1       vfat    defaults,user,umask=000
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