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Old 02-21-2005, 02:15 AM   #1
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slave hdd


currently I have a windows/linux setup with removable hard drives. However i have a fixed slave in my case that is formatted in fat32 so both windows and linux can access it. The only problem i have is that linux needs me to be in root to add, delete or change any of the files. Is there a way to let a normal user mount a drive and have full control over it?

I am running the newest kernel and fedora core 3.

I mount the drive with this command in root if any of you would like to know
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /media/disk1

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:07 AM   #2
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what are the permissions that are set for /media/disk1? When your in /media, so an ls -l
 
Old 02-21-2005, 06:02 AM   #3
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Code:
/dev/hda2  /windata  /vfat  auto,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=007  0  0
You currently mount manually. If you want to mount it automatically, you can add the above line to your /etc/fstab. /dev/hda2/ might need modification to reflect your system.
UID defines the owner (should be you), GID the group and umask the rights for owner, group and others.
The above allows owner with UID=1000 and members of the group with GID=1000 access to the FAT32 partition while other users don't have any rights.

You have to find the values for UID and GID on you system.

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Old 02-21-2005, 12:27 PM   #4
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Permissions are as follows
Read -all, write-root, execute - all. When I try to select write in the GUI for anything but root it won't put the check by it.

Where do I find the UID and GID?

Thanks for the automount tip.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 12:30 AM   #5
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In a terminal, type id. You will get the info for the current user:
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uid=1000(wim) gid=1000(wim) groups=.....,1000(wim)
Fedora probably has a graphical tool to maintain user and groups. You can easily add a group for this functionality (if you want) and add this group to selected users.

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Old 02-23-2005, 07:15 PM   #6
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I just have to install the correct rpm right?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 03:46 AM   #7
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I guess it's there by default. I know for RH8 it's in the gnome menu somewhere. Probably under kde as well. I don't know for the other window managers. but I don't think that they have it.
Just browse your menus.
 
  


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