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Old 04-01-2011, 03:59 PM   #1
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permission denied on new partition to non-root user

Hi ,

i have created a new fixed disk partition via file system via fdisk / and formatted via mke2fs -j all works fine with root user able to write but non-root user gets permission denied when write is requested on that partition.


any help please

thanks in advance.
Old 04-01-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Users shouldn't write to the partition itself. The partition should be "mount"ed on a mount point directory and the users should be writing to that directory after the mount. You would typically first have to have made the directory with the mkdir command.

mkdir /myshinynewfs
mount /dev/sda1 /myshinynewfs

I don't see where you say anything about having mounted the filesystem. You don't even say which partition of which disk you created.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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Set Permissions so all can use ->


--- chmod -R 755 /mount/point


Set Owner to the primary user

chown [OPTION]... [OWNER][:[GROUP]] FILE...

---- chown -R joe:sales /dev/sda/
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:38 PM   #4
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Thanks guys i fixed by changing the permission on the folder, i was making a mistake trying on device worked have a good day.


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