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EcceVery 06-05-2005 11:34 AM

Mount USB disk with permissions
How do I mount an USB harddrive maually so everyone can read/write to it (umask 000)?

Arnaud_B 06-05-2005 11:43 AM

I think you have to add the options 'user' and 'rw' in your /etc/fstab file

Bruce Hill 06-05-2005 11:50 AM

Not only the umask=000 but also users (plural) for more than one user and rw (read/write).

Read the man pages for umask, mount, fstab and this Quick and Dirty Guide to Linux File Permissions

This is what I use in /etc/fstab:

/dev/sda1        /mnt/flash      vfat        users,umask=1000,rw,noauto 0  0

Arnaud_B 06-05-2005 11:55 AM

yup plural. sorry for the mistake...

EcceVery 06-05-2005 12:18 PM

OK thanks! it worked fine.

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