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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 16:53:13 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Stanislav Visnovsky (visnov)
Feature #306437, revision 6
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.

+ #3: Stanislav Visnovsky (visnov) (2010-03-02 16:51:56) (reply to #2)
+ From my POV, only the 3rd option makes sense.

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