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Old 04-28-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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Why can no program write to my /home partition in Gnome? (Gentoo/amd64)

Hello everyone, I have a tiny problem in Gnome 2.24 on Gentoo/amd64.

Not long ago I bought a 1 TB SATA hard drive. Being influenced by FreeBSD as I am, I partitioned it up into 7 partitions: /boot, swap, /, /var, /tmp, /usr and /home. However, upon switching to Gnome from Xfce I started noticing small problems in Gnome. Nautilus, and most other programs trying to access my /home folder, were blatantly ignoring my file permissions (which are set to 777). Neither logged in as user nor root could I change the file permissions in Nautilus. Here's what the Nautilus info window looks like:

Here's my /etc/fstab:

/dev/sda1		/boot		ext2		noauto,noatime	1 2
/dev/sda2		none		swap		sw	0 0
/dev/sda4		/		ext4		noatime	0 1
/dev/sda5		/var		ext4		noatime	0 0
/dev/sda6		/tmp		ext4		noatime	0 0
/dev/sda7		/usr		ext4		noatime	0 0
/dev/sda8		/home   	ext4		noatime,users,rw,exec	1 2
/dev/scd0		/mnt/cdrom	auto		noauto,ro	0 0
shm			/dev/shm	tmpfs           nodev,nosuid,noexec        0 0
All my /home permissions are rwxrwxrwx.

I have already tried all the humanly possible with octal permissions, /etc/fstab and GDM configuration (I set RelaxPermissions=2 in GDM's custom.conf). So my question is this: how do I enable every program to write to my /home partition?

Thanks in advance,

Old 04-29-2009, 10:49 AM   #2
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Never mind, I solved it.


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