Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Change default permission settings for hda1

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    4

    Default Change default permission settings for hda1

    I am currently running BackTrack 3 Beta off a usb thumb drive. I realize that in Beta 3, it is giving full access rights, read, write, and execute, to my primary Windows hard drive in my laptop. Is there a way to make Beta 3 load read only permissions to my hda1 (primary hard drive)? I am afraid if I mistype a command, I could accidentally wipe out my main Windows drive. I know Backtrack v2 final doesn't allow write access to hda1 by default. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    2,008

    Default

    You will want to modify your /etc/fstab file.

    Off the top of my head I think the correct line would be:

    Code:
    /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 ntfs-3g auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec,ro 0 0 # AutoUpdate
    Naturally you will have to modify the existing line you have, not add a second one.
    -Monkeys are like nature's humans.

  3. #3
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by =Tron= View Post
    You will want to modify your /etc/fstab file.

    Off the top of my head I think the correct line would be:

    Code:
    /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 ntfs-3g auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec,ro 0 0 # AutoUpdate
    Naturally you will have to modify the existing line you have, not add a second one.
    If I modify the fstab file, will the changes stay, since the next boot from the USB starts a fresh default session? How would I make this change permanent?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •