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Old 04-19-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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mounting hard drive partition write for normal users

I have a partition that I share files between Fedora Core 1, and Windows XP Pro w/ SP1, I have the partition mounted automaticlly at boot, and I can only write, as root, here is my /etc/fstab file:

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /windows vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

*Partition in bold*

I am knowledgable of linux systems, but I havn't really played around with the hard drive, and media stuff, so I'm not sure what to do to the fstab file, so any help will be much appreciated
Old 04-19-2005, 12:10 PM   #2
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You can set umask=0000 to allow rwx for all, however this has some security issues, as all permissions are useless in such a mount. instead of defaults use umask=0000.


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