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[openFATE 306437] yast2 disk: easy way to mount all ntfs partitions rw
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  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 16:10:28 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Duncan Mac-Vicar (dmacvicar)
Feature #306437, revision 5
Title: yast2 disk: easy way to mount all ntfs partitions rw

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Michael Löffler (michl19)
reject date: 2009-08-11 15:55:31
reject reason: too late for 11.2, moved to 11.3
Requester: Desirable

openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Jigish Gohil (cyberorg)

Taken from Bugzilla:
Please provide a check box that says something like this:
"Detect and mount all NTFS partitions Read-Write for all users"
I do over 100 installations of openSUSE every month, all on PC that
have windows installed, and manually changing it in /etc/fstab is bit
Reproducible: Always

- yast2 disk: easy way to mount all ntfs partitions rw
(novell/bugzilla/id: 487126)

#1: Arvin Schnell (aschnell) (2009-03-23 11:53:17)
Stefan, please make a feature request if you want this.

+ #2: Duncan Mac-Vicar (dmacvicar) (2010-03-02 16:10:22)
+ Evaluation copied from my storage guys:
+ The current default is that only root has read-write access to all
+ windows files. To change this, the user has to modify the fstab options
+ of the Windows NTFS partition to allow read-write access for any user.
+ Three things could be considered to be changed:
+ * Change the default NTFS options in fstab, so that everyone has read-
+ write access to Windows partition (this is IMHO not advisable, most
+ people are probably fine with only having readonly access as ordinary
+ users and need to be root to modify Windows files).
+ * Add a button to "Settings" dialog of Expert Partitioner during
+ installation so that the user can tell yast2 to mount all Windows
+ partitions with read-write for ordinary users allowed. Question is if
+ someone considers looking into this dialog.
+ * Add a button "Read-Write access to ordinary users" to fstab options
+ dialog of NTFS filesystem. This would help people who do not know about
+ the meaning of "fmask" and "dmask" mount options to allow read-write
+ access for everyone easier than currently.
+ Stano, Matthias, Michal, please decide one.

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