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Old 01-16-2004, 05:29 PM   #1
rfsatxeng
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user cannot access d drive


Okay, I have my hard drive partitioned into 4 sections: windows XP, a partition in FAT32 where i save my files that I use in XP and Slack, a swap, and a linux partition. When installing Slack, I mapped my d drive into linux as '/d'. Apparently this is owned by my root user and no other user can even access /d. My user name that I want to use as a 'limited' user is 'russell'. For some reason 'chown' won't correct this.

what do I need to do so that the user 'russell' can access '/d' which is apparently owned by the superuser 'root'?

Thank you for any help in the matter.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
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Hi!
You could post your "/etc/fstab", and we will see...
Regards
 
Old 01-16-2004, 05:43 PM   #3
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Add the "owner" and "user" options to the /etc/fstab entry to allow the "russell" user to mount, unmount and access the "/d" drive.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 08:04 PM   #4
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I'm sorry, but I don't understand what people have suggested. Would you please give me some more step by step troubleshooting
 
Old 01-16-2004, 09:37 PM   #5
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Does anyone know how to fix this?
 
Old 01-17-2004, 02:00 AM   #6
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  • Open a "console"; I suppose you are working with KDE or Gnome, then, tou'll find something like "konsole" or "xterm" in the left/down side of the screen or you maybe have a nice picture with a "screen" and a "shell" on it. Open one of this, and you'll have a "console" to type commands.
  • type
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    cat /etc/fstab
    and post the output (in fact is only necessary the line containing "/d" in the second field; if unsure post the whole output); to copy-paste faster do this: select what you want to copy with the mouse (then you have copied it to the clipboard), now, when you click with the middle button of the mouse (or left+right, if there is no middle button nor wheel/middle button) the text will be pasted wherever you want.
then, we'll be able to see what is wrong, and what you can do to correct it
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