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Old 06-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Scientific linux - mount as a root not accessible to normal users ...


Hi all I am using SL5.5 (selinux is permissive) and I am mounting a partion on my hard drive as a root but then I am not able to access that partition as a normal user. I read the man page for mount but it seems like there is nothing to help. I also added the user in adm, root groups still no go.
Can anyone advise me what arguments are to be used after mount so that the user is able to access the partition. I used mount --make-shared, mount -o group, mount -o users etc. Nothing works.
Any pointers or advise would be appericiaed.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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What are the permissions on the mounted partition?

You can add the users to as many groups as you like, but if the permissions on the partition restrict access to the root user, then only root will have access.
 
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply
stat gives permissions as (0700/drwx------) Uid(1000/UNKNOWN) Gid(1000/UNKNOWN)
ope this helps.
 
Old 06-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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Uid(1000/UNKNOWN) Gid(1000/UNKNOWN)
This says the uid & gid are not known to the system. Is this an MS-win mount?
You need to 'fix' this before you can continue.
 
Old 06-19-2012, 05:34 PM   #5
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changed the permissions on the partition to 0755 and now all is good. Thanks for the pointer.
 
  


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