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Old 09-24-2003, 03:50 AM   #1
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Buslink Ieee 1394hd ~60g

So I have this external harddrive that actually works well, but for some reason, only the root user can view files on it. Here's the 'ls -l' from my /dev/sda, /dev/sda1 and /mnt/1394hd.

alex@maddcow:~$ ls -l /dev/sda1
brw-rw-rw- 1 root disk 8, 1 Apr 29 1995 /dev/sda1
alex@maddcow:~$ ls -l /dev/sda
brw-rw-rw- 1 root disk 8, 0 Apr 29 1995 /dev/sda
alex@maddcow:~$ ls -l /mnt/
total 70
drwxr--r-- 39 root root 32768 Dec 31 1969 1394hd/

Also my mount:
alex@maddcow:~$ mount | grep 1394
/dev/sda1 on /mnt/1394hd type vfat (rw)

So I tried to chmod a+rx 1394hd but it did nothing. It showed no error and changed none of the permissions. I used Redhat before and it had no problem.

Any quick solutions? Did I mount it wrong?
Old 09-24-2003, 02:22 PM   #2
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If you're manually mounting it, something like:

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/firewire -o uid=bob

Where bob is your uid, should work with it... also, there's the wide open:

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/firewaire -o umask=000

I think that's right for the second one... regardless, yeah I've done that a lot, its a mounting issue.


Old 09-24-2003, 03:07 PM   #3
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Thank you!

My hard drive refuses to be remounted right now without a reboot so I will have to test it later, but I am sure what you said will work.


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