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Old 03-11-2003, 05:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy User priv's on mounted hard drives


I have mounted a hard drive into the linux file system and have set the /etc/fstab file to auto mount the drive at boot. The only problem is that all network users accessing this drive can't set their docs or folders to read-only, it defaults to read-write.

Is is something to do with the rw 0 0 option??? or the umask?

I need to give users the option of setting their priviledges themselves on mounted drives, help me please as if I can't do this the management wan't to use a Microsoft server product instead and that will create endless problems.

I use redhat 7.3

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Old 03-11-2003, 06:16 AM   #2
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what is the file system you're mounting? you've not provided enough useful information really... i'd guess it's fat32 though, in which case set the umask to 000. but you can not change the permissions on a fat32 drive, as the file system does not allwo this.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 06:25 AM   #3
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Yes it's Fat 32

I see what you mean about the Fat 32. I wanted the Fat 32 as then I could always plug the drive into a Windoze machine to manipulate the data in need be. Would it be better if I use ext3 instead and forget the Windoze idea?

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well fat32 is not clever enough to understand owner/group/other permissions, it's just a brick wall when microsoft wrote a really crippled file system, nothign can ever be done about it.... if you do need full rights features on the data then youwill need a proper file system such as ext3 (or resierfs, ext2, ufs, jfs, xfs...)
 
  


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