Setting permissions on an external USB hard drive so that all users can read from it?
Greetings. I'm new, both to the forums, and to Linux itself.
I'm having trouble getting an external USB drive working correctly. Any user can mount it, but I can't figure out how to make the contents accessible to any user. Chmod won't change the directory permissions, and I can't find anything in the man pages, info pages, or the SuSE help-center that partains to this problem.
If it's of any relavence, I'm on SuSE 8.2 (haven't gotten around to upgrading to 9.1) and the external drive is actually an internal 40GB drive in a drive converter case, and the drive is formatted as NTFS.
I can read from it as the root user, but not as a normal user. I don't really have to be able to write to it, yet. I'm going to move all the data to my internal hard drive, reformat it, and put it all back after it's in ReiserFS.
Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
P.S. Output of /sbin/lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0680:0002 Realtek Semiconductor Corp., CPP Div. (Avance L ogic)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0402:5621 ALi Corp.
Last edited by Pi Man; 09-06-2004 at 06:36 PM.