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Old 02-08-2004, 06:15 PM   #1
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how do i keep from having to su to root to mount drives?

I know there's a way to make it so that I don't have to switch to root to mount drives. Is it in the fstab file? If not, how do I do it?
Old 02-08-2004, 06:22 PM   #2
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Add user in the option column (column 4). For example
/dev/hda4 /data ext3 users 0 0


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