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Old 14th May 2008, 02:35 AM
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automatically mounting external hdd as read/write for all users

How do I configure fedora so that all external storage (hard drives, flash drives, etc.) are automatically mounted with read/write permissions for a non-root user?

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Old 28th March 2011, 04:14 PM
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Re: automatically mounting external hdd as read/write for all users

The very question I was going to ask. I am looking for that too, since I switched from Ubuntu to Fedora.
Thanks for posting this question.
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Old 28th March 2011, 04:34 PM
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Re: automatically mounting external hdd as read/write for all users

Depends on the filesystem on the device. Some have actual users, some don't. Windows filesystems don't, so a login must be designated to own the files.

Normally, only the person logged in via the GUI will own access to the files on the external media... when they plug it in.

Even minimal security calls for files to not be world read/write.
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Old 30th March 2011, 05:17 PM
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Re: automatically mounting external hdd as read/write for all users

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Depends on the filesystem on the device. Some have actual users, some don't. Windows filesystems don't, so a login must be designated to own the files.

Normally, only the person logged in via the GUI will own access to the files on the external media... when they plug it in.

Even minimal security calls for files to not be world read/write.
The partitions on my ext HD are ext4, created with Ubuntu 10.04.
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Old 30th March 2011, 08:36 PM
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Re: automatically mounting external hdd as read/write for all users

The the owner of the file will have access when root mounts it.

This is normal for ext4 - The files owner has control over how it is viewed.

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Old 6th May 2011, 05:43 PM
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Re: automatically mounting external hdd as read/write for all users

ok, so by running "chown" command should do the trick?
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Old 6th May 2011, 09:48 PM
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Re: automatically mounting external hdd as read/write for all users

I would think so.

Of course, now the original owner will not be able to access the files.
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Re: automatically mounting external hdd as read/write for all users

and so if I use the same userID on both computers, it should still work?
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Old 9th May 2011, 04:01 PM
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Re: automatically mounting external hdd as read/write for all users

It should.
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