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Distribution: Gentoo Kernel 2.6.8-gentoo-r3; AMD Athlon XP 2200+
do NOT chmod 777 your filesystem. This is a very bad thing to do. Instead, use my little suggestion above, and instead of ext3 or vfat or whatever, just put auto. Then, when you figure out what filesystem it is, fix the fstab. ok? do not chmod 777 the directory or the device. This ain't windows, kids.
How did you make the filesystem?
mke2fs /dev/hdb1 <------ will make ext2 filesystem.
mke2fs -j /dev/hdb1 <---------will make ext3 filesystem.
after your feedback, i am darn near convinced that this is your problem.
If you want, you can give me shell access when i get home, and i'll fix it for you.... lol!
I am ready to give up here......if you want to try i'll give you access to my shell account. Its a new system so there isn't much on it that i don't want people to see. my aim handle is didge84. If i am on that means i am by my computer and i'll give access to whoever want to take a try at it. I think i might try out Gentoo if this doesn't work.....
yip, guess you're right there, in fact the chmod 777 gives access to anyone , but that
was the exact Q. ( think chmod 770 is better, but then all users have to be member of that group and you gotto chgrp for that dir. indeed )
setting those permissions in fstab is only usefull for vfat , ntfs...etc. those perm's are for that whole partition.
when using ext3 fs, perm's are per dir. and per file, so you have to use 'chmod' to set them
and you can set them per file......
( learning learning every day... :-) )
nice it works.......