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Old 12-29-2003, 11:44 PM   #1
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Permission denied to drive when mounted at boot

I have a small FAT32 drive. When it gets mounted at boot, i cannot get into it with a normal user. All I have to do is unmount it, and remount as a normal user and everything is fine. Here is the fstab entry

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/storage vfat users,rw 0 0

Is there anything I could do to have it ready on boot without having to remount it?

Old 12-30-2003, 12:32 AM   #2
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You could specify a umask and/or group ID settings. Options are umask=<something between 000 and 777 inclusive> and gid=<group name or number>. You don't NEED the group id bit but it can make the thing more secure or fine tune it.
Old 12-30-2003, 03:38 AM   #3
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/dev/hdb1 /mnt/storage vfat noauto,users,rw 0 0
You can set it to NOT mount at boot, and your user will be able mount and umount whenever you want.


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