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Old 08-17-2007, 03:54 AM   #1
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Question Only root can chmod on mounted LinkStation NAS - how should I mount?


I have a new Buffalo Linkstation Pro NAS attached to my router. Only root has full access to it. It's mounted in fstab and I've tried lots of variations, but it's always only root that can chmod any files on the mounted NAS. All other users get 'Operation not permitted'

I've tried mounting it as smbfs and cifs. I've tried various options including things like uid=1000, file_mode=0777, rw, etc. I've found comments on all of these things on various forums, but I can't get any combination to work. I also found some suggestions about the mount point needing to be owned by the ordinary user (not root), so I tried chown USER_ID /mnt/linkstation to no avail.

Here's my current fstab entry:

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//linkstation/share  /mnt/linkstation     smbfs      users,guest,rw,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=cp850,cp850 0 0
I've only been using Linux for a year or so, so I'm no expert and maybe I'm missing something obvious. Can anyone give me some pointers pls?

My final aim is to use a cron job to synchronise local directories with the NAS via Unison. I'm running SUSE 10.1 kernel 2.6.16.21-0.25-default x86_64
 
Old 08-17-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
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After the NAS is mounted, do a chmod on /mnt/linkstation to give everyone the access you need.

Cheers.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 12:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that with no success. First of all, as root, I get a Permission Denied message on /mnt/linkstation. And I shouldn't need to do it anyway, since the directory has 777 permission. Yet still only root can chmod any file below this. Any further suggestions?
 
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Bump!

I'd also be very interested if anyone can suggest a way to allow users other than root to write as well as read files on a Linkstation disc.

I'm on the latest Mandriva, which helpfully auto-mounts the Linkstation at boot on /mnt/Linkstation but only allows read access (unless you're root). Note I can get full access as non-root if I explicitly connect via smb://username@linkstation, which is fine as far as it goes but is inconvenient. I can not get full access via the mount point.

Phil
 
Old 10-14-2007, 10:38 AM   #5
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Problem solved - it seems all you have to do is supply your uid & gid as extra options in the Mandriva Control Centre network share setup.
 
Old 08-07-2008, 03:27 PM   #6
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Wink More help please

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Problem solved - it seems all you have to do is supply your uid & gid as extra options in the Mandriva Control Centre network share setup.

I also have a linkstation that i am using with Mandriva - i can access it and all the files on it but i cannot write to it ??

I have been into Mandriva control centre - and NFS shares Draknfs entry - iassume this is correct but i am not sure what i am doing from there ?? yes i am a newbie - i just need to be able to write to this drive can you help me ??
 
  


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