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Old 03-03-2004, 07:57 PM   #1
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need drive write permissions with regular user

Thanks to everyone for helping me.... I installed a new maxtor harddrive to an existing install of Red Hat 9. I mounted the drive in fstab with

dev/hdb1 /mnt/maxtor vfat auto,unmask=000 0 0

I have write permissions with root but not as a regular user. I changed permissions of the mnt and maxtor folders to chmod 777 and I added the regular user to root as the primary group. I even changed hdb1 file in the dev folder to chmod 777
(the user account is just for me and I used 777 becuase I couldnt get it to work)

Thanks again...
Old 03-03-2004, 08:14 PM   #2
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Hi Vettebro,

Probably need to add the <rw> option to your /etc/fstab file. In other words...

dev/hdb1 /mnt/maxtor vfat auto,rw

Then remount the drive. Also, on my system the option <unmask> is actually <umask>, i.e. the permissions for non-specified processes (see man pages for fstab and mount).

Cheers, M.

Last edited by mjrich; 03-03-2004 at 08:16 PM.
Old 03-04-2004, 01:28 PM   #3
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You need a line like this in your /etc/fstab
dev/hdb1 /mnt/maxtor vfat noauto,user,rw 0 0
This avoid /dev/hdb1 to be mounted with root permissions at boot
Old 03-04-2004, 09:16 PM   #4
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Yep that was it!!!! Thanks guys....


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