Sharing USB Ext Disk -- can only Write as ROOT ( Hotplug ??)
I don't know if this is another one of those HOTPLUG USB problems on kernel 2.6 but I've got a nasty little problem trying to WRITE to a USB 250 GB external disk drive shared via NFS as a normal USER and not as ROOT.
SYSTEM A: Desktop with USB external drive attached running SUSE 9.1
Mounted as a HOTPLUG USB entry :
/dev/sda1 on /media/usb-storage-Y42H1MWE:0:0:0p1 type subfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync,procuid,ioch****t=utf8)
Now I can't export this so I mounted on SYSTEM A also as
/dev/sda1 on /media/extdisk type vfat (rw).
I have normal USER READ / WRITE either vial the "Normal" mount point /MEDIA/EXTDISK
or /MEDIA/usb-storage etc. Both Mount points give FULL access to files as a USER for READ WRITE.
(FAT32 file system selected on this drive as it's physically moved on to a WINDOWS box at times for backup -- it's a 250GB MAXTOR external USB drive).
LAPTOP B running SUSE 9.1
it's mounted as :
greyfox.site:/media/extdisk on /home/jim/maxtordrive type nfs (rw,addr=192.168.7.2)
Shows clearly READ WRITE availability.
However I can only get WRITE access IF I'm root -- and it doesn't matter how I set the permissions to /home/jim/maxtordrive.
I've got a feeling this might be due to the way HOTPLUG is implemented in the kernel 2.6
Anybody got any ideas on how to allow a NORMAL USER WRITE access to this disk.
Strange thing is when I've got this disk connected to a WINDOWS BOX and accessing it via SAMBA there is no problem at all with a normal USER and WRITE ACCESS.
Last edited by 1kyle; 07-16-2004 at 06:27 AM.