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Old 12-19-2004, 07:19 PM   #1
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How to give a drive write access to all users in FSTAB? (ext3)

Here's an excerpt from my current FSTAB

`-`-`-`-`-`-`-`-` SNIP<
#Secondary drives
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb1 ext3 defaults,noatime 1 1
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/hdc1 ext3 defaults,noatime 1 1
`-`-`-`-`-`-`-`-` SNIP>

I'm able to touch /mnt/hdb1/blah from root, but not as a user.

What flag would I add to this fstab entry to get write access ability to all users on the system?

Old 12-19-2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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same as you would for any other file...
via chmod or chown
like "chmod 0777 /mnt/hdb1" will give everyone access.
Old 12-19-2004, 10:46 PM   #3
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Wow.. overly simple. Thanks for your reply!


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