I'll first ask, then I'll explain.
I want to get a 2nd reiser hard-drive to mount with permissions of 777. The owner can be root or the user.
My ultimate goal is to mount my drive to the directory that VMware uses to store it's guest machines (/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines). I was able to mount the drive just fine by using this line in my fstab:
/dev/hdd1 /var/lib/vmware/Virtual\040Machines reiserfs defaults 0 0
I've tried it with several umask (umask=000) options, but when they are added I get an options error. VMware is not accepting the default permissions.
I can use a different filesystem, but I don't know why that would matter. PS I am running on Debian Testing.