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Old 08-30-2004, 07:40 PM   #1
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Question USB ThumbDrive

Thumbdrive works and is readable as Root, but not as myself?

Suse Pro 9.1 is the distro.

sorry if this has been asked before, I'm sure there's a simple solution I hadn't thought of ...
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What are the directory permissions on the mountpoint you attach the drive to? -- J.W.
Old 08-30-2004, 10:56 PM   #3
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Use chmod ugo=rwx /mountpoint
I think there is a way to specify permissions in fstab, but I'm not clear on that.
Old 08-31-2004, 10:43 AM   #4
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I have the same problem with a Sony USB Key that after I mount it, It is read only as a user. When I plug it in, it is detected as "assuming Write-Enabled". I've tried changing the permissions in the fstab to no avail. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. Here is the site I followed to get it working:

In that page, they say to have this be your line in the fstab: /dev/sda /mnt/fob vfat uid=1000,gid=1000,user,noauto,noatime 0 0

Is this correct? After I followed this and mounted my USB key, it has permissions rwxr-xr-x no matter what I do.

Thanks for any help.

Edit: I'm using Fedora Core 2 with the lateset 2.6.8-1.521 kernel.

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