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Old 10-12-2007, 01:25 AM   #1
jacobdm
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USB Drive permission problem


I'm using the Debian distro. As of right now, whenever I insert a USB flash drive int the USB port, it get automatically mounted, and creates a new folder for it in the /media folder. The problem I'm having, is that the only person that has permission to access the drive once it's mounted, is the original account that I set up when I install Debian. I've tried to manually change it with "chmod", but it doesn't have an effect. I've also tried to add an entry in fstab to make it mount it with proper permissions, but it doesn't have an effect either. Here is the line that I added (which I pretty much copied straight from http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ions-330584/):

/dev/usb /media/flash auto users,umask=1000,rw,noauto 0 0

does anyone know how to fix this so that other users can insert their drives and use them like normal?

Last edited by jacobdm; 10-12-2007 at 01:28 AM. Reason: adding a reference
 
Old 10-12-2007, 01:39 AM   #2
Simon Bridge
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man mount

try:

/dev/usb /media/flash auto user,umask=0000,rw,noauto 0 0

however, have you tried unmounting it and then manually mounting?
 
Old 10-12-2007, 02:10 AM   #3
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After reading the manual, I tried typing "mount" to figure out what was going on, and I noticed that the usb drive was mounting as "dev/sdb1" so I changed the fstab line to the following and it works.

/dev/sdb1 /media/flash auto user,umask=0000,rw,noauto 0 0

As a note, I never did figure out how to manually unmount or mount it unless it is already correctly in the fstab file so that I could use "mount /dev/sdb1".
 
Old 10-12-2007, 02:51 AM   #4
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well done.

The full mount command
# mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb1 /media/flash -o rw

/dev/sdb1 is the block-special device created for it by the udev system. It'll keep showing up there. With the mount command, you can specify the device and the mount-point.
 
  


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