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Old 07-03-2004, 12:27 AM   #1
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grant user access to /fat-c & copying users' preferences to another user

how would i go about letting a user have access to /fat-c?

im on slackware 9.1 and here is my fstab
i want them to access the hda1

/dev/hdb1 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /fat-c vfat root,n0x 1 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

is there a way to copt a users prefs to another user?

because i was using root when i first started and i have configured it all well n good (GNOME)
and i want to make the prefs copy over to a user 'n0x'

any ideas?
Old 07-04-2004, 12:04 AM   #2
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Mabe if you edit like this:

/dev/hda1 /fat-c vfat user 1 0

You can also try to check what perms are set to the dir /fat-c. I've seen cases in where these perms were the problem.

"cd" to / and then do a
ls -l |grep fat-c
and post here the result.

To copy the prefs, as root, do this (notice, I'm not sure about it):

- Create the new user nOx
- As root, go to root home and copy the dir .gnome (where are all the prefs)
- Go to nOx home and paste it.
- Now you have to change all perms to own the dirs and files to nOx

If it doesn't work, just remove the dirs you pasted.


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