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Old 08-29-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
muddywaters
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partitions and permissions


I'm generally a Suse user but also have Slackware and Mepis installed.
I'd like to be able to access all my home files from the Suse partition as a normal user. These are the entries in Suse's fstab;
/dev/hdb2 /data5 auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /media/mepis auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb8 /media/slackware auto noauto,user 0 0
The Mepis partition is available as a normal user but slackware can only be seen as root.
Mepis is entirely on hdb1. Slackware / is on hdb2. Hdb8 is just a home partition. Is this the
source of the problem? And what the h is data5?

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Old 08-29-2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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"The Mepis partition is available as a normal user but slackware can only be seen as root."

This is probably caused by the permissions for the mount point directory. To change the permissions of the mount point directory umount the partition, change the mount point directory permissions with chmod, and mount the partition again.

"what the h is data5?"

Mounting things on /media is simply a SuSE convention. You can mount partitions on any empty directory. What I would do is create the following directories:

mkdir /slackware
mkdir /slackhome
mkdir /mepis

If you want user to access a partition then change the mountpoint's permissions with chmod:
chmod 777 /slackware

Then replace the three fstab entries that you posted with these entries:

/dev/hdb2 /slackware auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mepis auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb8 /slackhome auto noauto,user 0 0

Then reboot for the changes to take effect.

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