[CentOS] NTFS and elrepo

Curt Mills hacker at fluke.com
Mon Nov 2 17:43:13 UTC 2009


On Sat, 31 Oct 2009, Ron Loftin wrote:

> ELrepo site, I can mount an NTFS filesystem, and when I type "mount"
> with no options the output tells me that the target filesystem is
> mounted read-write.  However, when I try to create a file on that
> filesystem as root, I get a "Permission denied" error, which leads me to
> think that I'm missing something here.

Stupid question:  BEFORE you mount, what are the permissions on the
mount point?  Those permissions can affect what you can do with the
mounted filesystem.

Once you mount the filesystem it's awfully hard to figure out what
the problem is because the original mount point permissions are
hidden...

That one has gotten me before, but a wiser SA than myself warned me
before I ever came across it, so I didn't spin my wheels _too_ long
looking for the problem!  That would have been a real hair-puller
otherwise.

I don't know whether current Unix/Linux systems behave in the same
manner, but SunOS/Solaris used to.

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