I'm trying to mount a 50Gb ext3 partition to /mnt/download, but I simply can't get read/write access to users.
currently I have the following line in my fstab, which works, but doesn't give read/write access:
/dev/hda6 /mnt/download ext3 rw,user,auto 0 1
but I've tried many different combinations of options without success. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
the "user" option means anybody can mount the file system, not that all users can write to it. The "auto" option means it gets mounted when you boot by the superuser root. Who has write access to the directory /mnt/download?
Do you have somewhere on the disc that the user has permission to write to? Say my big drive is mounted at /mnt/big/, I had to make a folder /mnt/big/users/, chown it to root:users, and chmod it to 770. Then, anyone in the "users" group could write happily to the drive, irrespective of what fstab had as it's options.
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You could just chown/mod /mnt/big while it's mounted, that way it will be remembered even after a remount.
yeah, the mount point had the correct permissions, but they got reset after boot once the drive was mounted onto it.
I did a chown and a chmod while it was mounted, and it seems to work fine now
You might try something like this. But, looks like you solved it.
/dev/hda6 /mnt/download ext3 defaults,users,umask=000
yep - cheers anyway