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I have an ftp server, and the drive which holds the data in ftp root is contained in a truecrypt volume. This drive is /dev/hda.
I mount this drive to where the ftp root is set to, let's call it /var/ftp/, using truecrypt
truecrypt /dev/hda /var/ftp
I enter the password, and the drive is mounted. All the files already on the drive can be accessed and downloaded by all on the ftpserver. However, only root has permission to write to this drive. Whether local or from ftp.
I figured that I would be able to chmod the device by "chmod -R a+rwx /var/ftp/" or chmod'ing new folders inside the mounted drive.
This does not give me write permissions as it should for the drive. Is there something that I am doing wrong, or could it be truecrypts fault for not allowing me to chmod the drive?
I would ask on the TrueCrypt forums. http://forums.truecrypt.org/ To get into the "Problems-Linux" or "Problems" subforums, you need to setup a userid. Not so for the "General" subforum. Not sure why that is. I did a quick search using my id on "write permissions" for the Problems-Linux subforum, and there were quite a few hits. I don't have the time at the moment to research through them all so I can't give you any definite answers, but I'm guessing you can find what you need in those forums.
I install fedora 5 in the second hard disk and windows xp in the first hard disk but i can't mount hda in the fedora and i see error PERMISSIONS DENIED.I enter in the root but I see same error again.Please help me.Here is my fstab
I just had another thought on this pop into my head (yeah, I know, about two weeks too late!)
Originally Posted by spicyed
truecrypt /dev/hda /var/ftp
Did you try mounting the truecrypt volume with the -u option?
truecrypt -u /dev/hda /var/ftp
From the command "man truecrypt"
Set default user and group ID of the filesystem being mounted to
the user and group ID of the process which executed TrueCrypt.
Some filesystems (like FAT) do not support user permissions and,
therefore, it is necessary to supply a default user and group ID
to the system when mounting such filesystems.