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Old 12-16-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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How to give write permissions to a disk


Hello everyone,

I am using slackware 11.0. I know all about file permissions
and the umask stuff. As root, I added the group family
using the groupadd command. I then created the directory
family in the /mnt directory. Then I ran the command
chown root:family /mnt/family and chmod 775 /mnt/family.

As root, I mounted the disk and was able to read and write. Next, I login as a normal user. I can only read and not write to the disk. When I want to write to the disk, I have to login as root everytime. It becomes tedious after awhile.

I appreciate your help. Thanks
 
Old 12-16-2006, 12:49 PM   #2
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Did you remember to add group 'family' to the users?

usermod -a -G family userid

You have to logoff and log back in for a group change to take effect. You can verify that you are part of the 'family' group by issuing the command:

groups
 
Old 12-16-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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Did you remember to add group 'family' to the users?

usermod -a -G family userid

You have to logoff and log back in for a group change to take effect. You can verify that you are part of the 'family' group by issuing the command:

groups
No, I forgot that part. Tried it and it works. Thanks for your expertise
 
  


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