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Old 09-12-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Why can't I access my other HDD's

While in root I edited /etc/group and added my user account to plugdev cdrom and others, but I still don't have permission to access them when I try. Anyone help please?
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If they are hard drives and not USB drives, they probably need to be in the /etc/fstab file.

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Those groups only allow your user to auto-mount removable devices through HAL/DBUS, from inside an appropriately equipped desktop environment (KDE or XFCE); it has nothing to do with permanent devices like internal HDDs.

For a normal user to mount and use those, they would need to be manually added to /etc/fstab.

For example, a line to mount a NTFS drive might look something like this:

/dev/sda1    /mnt/windows    ntfs-3g    defaults  0  0
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Thanks a lot for the quick reply. I'll give that a try.


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