doooh_head at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 23 14:46:52 AST 2008
Thanks Andrew, that did the trick. I would have thought that all created users would be part of the "users" group but that was not the case. I had to add the particular users to that group. No biggie. Thanks again.
John A. Bowman
> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 11:28:33 -0400
> From: andrew.macp at gmail.com
> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] fstab
> The 'user' and 'users' options only make it so that a non-root user is
> able to mount and unmount that particular drive, not that they will
> necessarily have access to it.
> What you probably want is this:
> /dev/sda1 /media/USB-HDD vfat
> rw,auto,user,exec,gid=users,umask=002 0 0
> That will make is so that the drive is mounted with 775 permissions
> and with the group set to 'users'. Naturally your guy has to be part
> of the 'users' group as well.
> Hope that helps.
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 11:08 AM, Doooh Head <doooh_head at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I have a second drive in my computer running under the latest Ubuntu
> > (8.10). I've figured out how to add that drive to the fstab file so that
> > everytime I reboot, that drive is automatically mounted.
> > The problem I am having is making the contents of that drive fully available
> > to whatever user logs in. Regardless of the user, I want that user to have
> > full access (read/write/exec/etc) to that second drive/volume. What
> > parameters do I specify for it? Currently I am using:
> > /dev/sda1 /media/USB-HDD vfat rw,auto,user,exec 0 0
> > With these parameters, when I check the permissions of a folder contained on
> > that drive (through Nautilus) it says that it is owned by root and that the
> > current user has no permissions. I tried this:
> > /dev/sda1 /media/USB-HDD vfat rw,auto,users,exec 0 0
> > I thought I read that specifying "users" in the options, puts the drive into
> > the users group which should mean I have read/write access, right? This
> > didn't work.
> > Any ideas on how to make this drive/volume fully available to any user that
> > is logged in?
> > Doooh
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