access denied on /mnt/removable with an external USB drive
I'm working on this problem since one week now and this is driving me crazy :/
So, I've finally decided to cry for help Wink
Here is the problem:
I have an USB external drive of 250 Gb. There are 2 NTFS partitions on it. When I plug the USB in, Mandriva (2005 LE) recognizes it and automount it automatically Smile.
However when I try to access it (as a regular user) it says : permission denied. But I can access it without any problem when I'm root.
Here is the content of my /etc/fstab (generated automatically by Mandriva):
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/removable ntfs pamconsole,exec,noauto,utf8,iocharset=iso8859-1,managed 0 0
/dev/sdb2 /mnt/removable1 ntfs pamconsole,exec,noauto,utf8,iocharset=iso8859-1,managed 0 0
I know that I normally should modify the /etc/fstab file to allow regular users to access the drive (adding 'user' on the preceding lines). However that won't work (as a matter of fact I tried several times Sad) because this file is modified automatically by Mandriva.
Here are the many things I tried without any luck Sad
1. adding the 'user' param to the file /etc/fstab and then "freeze" it so that no one can modify it (using "chattr +i /etc/fstab" when being root).
That didn't work because at the next reboot, Mandriva don't automount the drive then. And as a side effect, I couldn't use my other usb keys when I did that.
2. changing the parameters of the drive using HardDrake. This one work temporarily but again at the next reboot Mandriva don't seem to remember the parameters and I have to do that each time.
3. I tried several other things (to long to mention it) and always without any success.
So, any help would be GREATLY accepted as I'm feeling a little depressed right now :'(
Thanks in advance,