Ubuntu :: Mount FAT32 Partition Without Being The Files Owned By Root?
Jan 27, 2010
I want to mount my FAT32 partition automatically on startup. It gets mounted but the problem is that all the files in the FAT32 partition are shown as owned by root. Because of that I can't paste files or write to this partition. This is my fstab file
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
When i installed ubuntu. I made a seperate partition so that i could copy an ISO image onto it of an up-to-date version of ubuntu. I wanted to then boot the ISO up so i could install the version that way.I've already tried doing it through the update manager but it'll download, almost be done with installing and it freezes on me. so i figured this would be easier. However i do not know how to gain access to the other partition to copy the ISO image.
I have a usb drive that is owned by root with chmod set to -w-r-x for all othersthe system that root existed on crashed and now i'm trying toecover the files on my usbi have the root password and uuid of crashed hdd can i use a program or copy uuid to new system to recover usb?
I'm trying to mount some CIFS shares (NetApp) to my Ubuntu 11.04 desktop (64-bit).I am mounting it as a domain user with admin rights and full control over the share.ter mounting it as root, all the files are owned by root and I can't modify them from my non-root user.Here is how I am mounting the share:
mount -t cifs -o domain=example,username=example-user,password=mypassword //myfiler.example.com/myshare$/mydir /mnt/myshare/
This share is a qtree under a volume with security type set to NTFS. (Although I have also tried security type = Mixed) We don't configure user-level access to shares on the filer, we create directories and lay down permissions on those from the Windows side. (Although I have tried explicitly adding my domain user to the access list for the share)
Being a system administrator i came across a statement as "Excluding temporary directories /tmp and /var/tmp, no root owned files should be in world writable directories"While the above statement may look straight forward but how would i check if there are any such directories in the distribution?
Yes, I know this is not a good practice, and this is only a short-term solution.I have a server with a web-file-server daemon running internally as root, so the permissions for all files it transfers/creates have a uid/gid of 0:0.This is fine for the daemon, but I would like to manage those files from another workstation - actually a few workstations on a very limited LAN subnet - through NFS. How would it be possible to have users from a certain subnet mount NFS with root read/write abilities?I have seen the anonuid/anongid options (for the /etc/exports file), but I'm not so sure this is the right way to go.
I got tired of dual booting on my old computer so on the new computer I am planning to run XP on VMware Player. The problem is that on the new computer neither Ubuntu or XP can "see" the FAT32 partition. I intend to use the FAT32 partition for photo images and old Windows files and need access from both Ubintu and XP.
I reinstalled 9.10 yesterday and put the home folder on its own partition. Now it has my home folder as owned by me but all the files in it including Documents are owned by root. I did tell it to change ownership on enclosed files with no luck. So I can't paste my backup files into the Documents folder. I can do GKsudo nautilus but it times out every 15 minutes and I have to restart copying the 67GB of files constantly.
I have a ubuntu lamp server setup and working. The issue I am trying to overcome is the the /var/www directory is owned by root. I am trying to remotely upload content from my development machine using FTP. I don't know what the "right" way to setup remote ftp to the /var/www directory.I don't want to introduce serious security holes but, I do want to be able to just click publish from my dev box. A tutorial would be great if anyone knows of a good one. If not just letting me know what I am supposed to do.
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the systemwait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?) -Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev) ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/c946b41f-2f8f-4a28-8478-11a50d6fc0e8 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
Booting from my 9.10beta livecd sudo fdisk -lu shows my root partition (sda5) but blkid doesn't, and there's no way to mount it.
I know similar questions have been posted before but they all involve using fsck or e2fsck, which don't work with my ext4 filesystem.
I am trying to edit limits.conf, changed file permissions: sudo chmod limits.conf -rwxrwxrwx
But got this message: "Could not save the file /etc/security/limits.conf. You are trying to save the file on a read-only disk. Please check that you typed the location correctly and try again."
I followed these instructions: "copy - paste this code into terminal gedit $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Open as root copy-paste this text into that file and push 'save' for uri in $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_URIS; do gnome-sudo "gnome-open $uri" & done
now copy-paste this code into terminal chmod +x $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Open as root
Now you can right click on the file you want to edit, select 'scripts' and say 'open as root' to let you modify it". [URL] the right click worked but the file didn't open.
I copied a folder from /media/memory_stick into a folder /opt/openerp/server/bin/addons. Trying to open the copied folder I discovered that it is impossible because it is owned by root.I should like to delete the copied folder.To avoid this ownership I copied the folder in /home/cristian/Downloads and I will copy it with:sudo cp -R folder_name /opt/openerp/server/bin/addonsMaybe in this way the folder will be not more owned by root.I tried already but because in the destination folder already exist one owned by root nothing is happening.
OS views all USB drives as owned by 'root'. My internal 40 Gig drive files appear properly owned by 'glene77is'.My primary backup is a 320 Gig with all files now owned by 'root'.Using the filemanager "Nautilus", all USB external devices must be accessed as 'usb0', 'usb1','usb2', etc.The device names such as 'Alpha', 'Beta','Cappa' are not usably recognized in the menu options.Nautilus shows their names and the usb# as menu options for browing a device directory. Nautilus will open only the usb# menu option. Then sees all files as owned by 'root'.
I have a folder owned by root, I can open it by changing the permissions but then I have to change them back when I'm done, I was wondering if there was a way to use the terminal to open the folder as root without changing the permission on the folder permanently? I am admin and have the sudo password if necessary.
I tried to create a shortcut to an app I wanted in the plasma dashboard. When I did so, I found that it was owned by root! When I looked at the permissions of the other app icons, they were owned by me, the user.Why did plasma make my newly created app launcher owned by root?I'm so used to the way KDE 3 worked. It was so much simpler. I could click anywhere on that desktop to add shortcuts and they were owned by me, not root. I don't understand why they changed this.
I'm using the IDE Netbeans (text editor) on my /home/michael Ubuntu account. I'm trying to open a file with Netbeans that's owned by root, I can't do this as I expected. So is there a way to run NetBeans as root, or is there a way to give netbeans permission to open/save files owned by root
using suse 11.3 and kde 4.4.4 on the mounted fat32 partition I cannot change icons partition is mounted in fstab in this way:/dev/sda8/ /dati vfat user, users, gid=users, umask=0002, utf8=true, 0, 0.I can create files folders modify, move and save them on the partition but if I try to change the icon (in dolphin right click>properties>click on icon) of the /eros folder (or any other folder or link) system gives me this error:impossibile salvare le proprieta' , non hai accesso sufficiente per scrivere su /dati/eros/.directory tha in english is something like this: impossoble save properties, you havent enough permission access to write on /dati/eros/.directory this happen also as superuser I remember that with suse 11.0 or 10.3 I was able to change icons on fat32 partitions, now with 11.3 I cannot, there ought to be a way to do what I did with the previous version with this 11.3 brand new ad more advanced version shouldn't it?
When I run '# sudo touch newfile' my expectation was that the file would be owned by me, not by root, as my understanding of sudo is that it is giving me, the user, root priviledges but does not actually switch the user.Do I have a fundamental misunderstanding of what sudo is about?
When I click on my Vista partition under "Places" in the Fedora menus, I'm asked to enter the root password for mounting the partition. Is there a way to allow any user to mount this particular partition, to avoid the unnecessary input? The partition is not listed in /etc/fstab (fedora 12 for x86_64).
I recently made the migration from mbox to maildir.I use postfix, spamassassin, dovecot for imap and procmail for delivery.I made the changes for Maildir to postfix main.cf, dovecot's dovecot.conf and procmail's procmailrc.All good, working well.Just noticed though, that mail marked as spam and filtered by procmail to be put in the users ~/Maildir/.spam/new folder are owned by root. Not allowing the users to even see it (600 perms)
So postfix sends all mail to Procmail: mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION" But not all mail is effected, only mail picked up by this receipe in the /etc/procmailrc:
I am a linux newbie. I have a situation where I need to send a command line -X command to a screen session owned by root from a nonprivliged account. The command is executed by a shell script, which in turn is executed from a PHP script. Is there a way to make this work?
Ever since I started using KDE as in 4.2, I have been doing this regularly. When I startup KDE, I open Dolphin and click and mount each partition with root pass. I thought it might be some KDE issue as is the ever developing code and will be fine in future updates. But now I'm in 4.2.1 and it still exists. Upon inquiring fellow users on other distros, I have come to believe this is a *Fedora only* issue now. [URL].
When I installed OpenSuse 11.2 it mounted I configured to mount all of my windows/NTFS partition. However, one problem is that only root can write to it. I was trying to change it to '777' permission. However, as root I can't change permission. chmod doesn't work and neither does using nautilus (as root) work.I even tried unmounting it and then doing a chmod. That didn't work either.
probably few days ago my computer suddenly get switched off during the system boot and now I cannot mount the partition with ubuntu and ALL MY FILES.
If I try to boot this is the result:
And If I try e2fsck /dev/sda1, it refuse to run stating "Device or resource busy while trying to open /dev/sda. Filesystem mounted or opened exclusively by another program?" How can I recovery my data at least?