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Old 09-04-2004, 08:47 AM   #1
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mounting problem

I have a problem on how to let users (other than root) to delete files in a mounted device.
The system only permits root to mount. It is no doubt that mounted device belongs to "root". Permission is automatically set as: drwxr-xr-x. As a result other users can read/copy files inside the mounted volume at most, delete/rename/move are denied. Buddies pls help. Thnx!
Old 09-04-2004, 09:43 AM   #2
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you could alter the permissions in /etc/fstab to allow users to mount disks or set special permissions, for a windows partition this is what I have set

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/mydocs vfat rw,user,noauto 0 0
This allows users to mount the disk, so they get write permissions. ( change /dev and /mnt to whatever you have ).

You can also set guid and others ( see man fstab ).
Old 09-04-2004, 09:48 AM   #3
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"The system only permits root to mount."

if a device is not mentioned in /etc/fstab then this is standard behaviour and cannot be changed - only devices mentioned there are - depending on the options there - mountable/readable/writable by other users.

are you the admin of this system - then you can add the device in question add to /etc/fstab - with less restrictive permissions - or the admin (root) could mount the device with less restrictive permissions...
Old 09-04-2004, 10:36 AM   #4
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thank you, it's done


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