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Old 04-18-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
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Hard Drive Permissions

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I have a parititon on my internal drive and an external drive which I cannot fully access as all users. Here is what I have for fstab for each

/dev/hdc4 /mnt/all auto rw,exec,nosuid,nodev,user 0 0
/dev/sda1 /media/external auto rw,exec,nosuid,nodev,user 0 0

I want both of these to be fully accessible by all users. Right now i can read but I can't write to it. I posted a message last week and the person told me to do what I did up there, I thought that it had fixed the problem but it didn't. I just need to know how to edit the fstab so the drives mount on bootup with permissions granted to all users. Thanks!

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Are the mountpoints /mnt/all and /media/external also writable for all users?
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also, its been a while since i have dealt with fstab, so i cannot remeber the exact usage details, but you might consider passing the umask option. for instance, i think adding umask=002 to the options gives the drive the equivelent of 775 in chmod. but anyways... its definitly something to look into
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