Ed Greshko wrote: > Alan Evans wrote: >> Howdy! >> >> When I insert a USB thumb drive formatted with vfat, it gets >> automagically mounted under /media with appropriate permissions so the >> logged in user can write to the device. But if the thumb drive is >> formatted ext2, only root can write to it. >> >> $ mount >> /dev/sdb1 on /media/Devel type ext2 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal) >> /dev/sdc1 on /media/disk type vfat >> (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=lower,uid=500) >> $ ll >> total 20 >> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-01-05 21:27 Devel >> drwxr-xr-x 3 alan root 16384 1969-12-31 16:00 disk >> >> Is there a way to make that work? >> >> >> > With the USB mounted become root.... Then "chown alan /media/disk". > The ownership information is maintained in the ext2 structure. So, the > next time it is mounted it will retain ownership by alan. > One thing to keep in mind if you do this - if you move the drive to another machine where the UID and GID for alan are different, you will not be able to access the drive as alan. The owner/group settings are the number, not the name, of the user/group. You may want to use chown alan:alan /media/Devel instead of chown alan /media/disk. This will set both the owner and group of the disk. In this case, I would not use the -R option - I do not know what the affect of changing the ownership of /media/Devel/lost+found would be. You also have the option of creating a directory on the USB drive owned by alan. That way, you could have storage for more then one user on the drive. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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