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Old 12-17-2003, 12:42 AM   #1
anilnatha
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External Firewire Drive Mount on Red Hat 9 Problem


Ok, i've done a search on the forums and haven't found the same problem i'm coming across.

I've got a Maxtor 250GB External HD and I'm trying to get it mounted on Red Hat 9.

I've got two problems:

1. I've updated the /etc/fstab and when i make the mount at the command line it does mount it properly.

However when I reboot the machine the HD is no longer mounted and I need it to be mounted at boot.

2. After mounting the drive, it's ownership is set to belong to root. However i've set up shares on the External Hard Drive Using samba and as we all know the permissions for the share in linux signify who can read/write from their window's machine. And since the drive is owned by root, I cannot write to it from my window's machine since the username/password combo don't match.

Anyone have any ideas of how to solve these issues?

If i get it figured out i'll update this thread.

Thanx to anyone who reads this.

~Anil
 
Old 12-17-2003, 12:57 AM   #2
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Can you post the relevant /etc/fstab line?
 
Old 12-17-2003, 02:09 AM   #3
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change the "noauto" to "auto" in the relevant fstab line and also the "owner" to "user" ....

the "auto" specifies to be mounted on reboot and the "user" specifies the user permission...

Is this what u r looking for ???
 
Old 12-17-2003, 02:48 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Skyline
Can you post the relevant /etc/fstab line?

The computer i'm working on is a computer at work, so i'm gonna have to go off memory on this....

/dev/sda1 /mnt/somename auto noauto,owner,user 0,0


i believe that is the relavent line that is in the fstab file
 
Old 12-17-2003, 02:49 AM   #5
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Originally posted by sudhir
change the "noauto" to "auto" in the relevant fstab line and also the "owner" to "user" ....

the "auto" specifies to be mounted on reboot and the "user" specifies the user permission...

Is this what u r looking for ???
I think i tried this and it didn't work, but i'll give it another try in the morning, thanx for the input! I'll let you know if it works.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 02:02 PM   #6
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In speaking with one of the Linux guys on lab he helped me solve the problem

here is the solution that fixed everything:

1 - to fix the mounting issue on boot we simply added a mount call to the /etc/rc.local file. I had to do this because whenever i set the fstab file to be auto for mounting on boot, it threw a flag and said "/dev/sda1 not a valid block device" so our solution fixed everything because we could mount the drive just fine from the command line.

2 - to fix the permissions problem where other users couldn't write to the drive through samba because the drive was set to be owned by the root on boot. I setup a group for all the people that needed access to the drive, and we set the gid in the fstab file to that group. In addition we had to set the umask as well so that the chmod settings would allow write priviledge to the group as well.

Hopefully this info can help someone in the future in case they run into the same issue.

Last edited by anilnatha; 12-17-2003 at 02:04 PM.
 
  


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