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Old 10-06-2012, 03:05 AM   #1
Glenn D.
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How can external disk be mounted so a ordinary user can write to the disk

I have an external drive formatted and attached at bootup.
The /etc/fstab entry is this:
/dev/sdb1 /media/disk reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 2

The problem is that a ordinary user cannot write to the disk , only root can.
I am using opensuse 12.1.

-How can the disk be mounted so a ordinary user can write to the disk ?
-What commands do I need to run to to do this, examples would be useful ?

Thanks Glenn
Old 10-06-2012, 03:32 AM   #2
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Glenn D,

Try change the fstab entry and see if it works to your intent. This way--

/dev/sdb1 /media/disk reiserfs noatime,rw,user,exec,auto 1 1

By the way, if still it doesn't work try make the users member to group "plugdev"
and chmod -R 777 /media/disk.

Hope that helps. Goodluck.



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