Ubuntu :: Mounted Partition With Nautilus Attributed To Another User
Sep 15, 2010
I have a really odd problem when I mount a partition with Nautilus is attributed to another user, I don't know why. I've tried by adding the following like in /etc/fstab
/dev/sda2 /media/windoze ext3 user,noauto,rw 0 0
Then I can mount the partition but in this case it is attributed to the root and I don't have the permission to read it. I cannot understand why since I've given the 'user' option.
I have a 500 G, where 80 are used for FC13. I added a new 80 G partiton, using Disk Utiliy, called it Backup, and I can access it when I am logged as root, When I log with any other user, even with all privileges (added almost in all groups), I get a dialog box requesting authentication.
I enter my user password, file manage just disappears as soon as dialog box disappears and I think it is a permission issue again.
In disk utility opposite to Device there is "dev/sdb", in mount point there is media/backup.
I opened fstab, I can not see an entry, here is the fstab :
# # /etc/fstab # Created by anaconda on Wed Jun 16 00:58:19 2010 # # Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
So what is the route to follow to follow to allow my user to access normally read and write to it without anu persmission issues
I have an HP laptop with a recently installed copy of Mint 8 KDE Community Edition. I created the initial admin user account ("joseph") when I installed.
I had an existing home directory under a different name from another installation, so I added a user with that name ("joe") and imported a copy of the original home directory. The user "joe" didn't have the same admin privileges as the initial "joseph" account, so I added "joe" to the sudoers file and the same groups as the initial admin user.
Everything works perfectly under this arrangement, for the most part. Now here's the problem:
I have a T-Mobile G1 phone that uses Android. I've rooted and ROM-modded the G1, and have the microSD card in the phone set up with two partitions. The vfat partition stores all the photos, music and other stuff the phone needs. The ROM mod allows me to store apps on the SD card, so that second partition uses ext3 for its file system.
When I'm logged in as the admin "joseph" account and I insert the SD card in the laptop's card slot (or plug the phone into the USB port), the SD card can be mounted, and I have full access to both card partitions. I can see all folders. I do this to backup the contents of the card to an external drive (especially the apps in the ext3 partition, since that's been trashed on me once before on the phone).
However, when I log in as "joe", I cannot view the contents of the ext3 partition at all. I can see the vfat drive fine, and the ext3 partition mounts, but with user/group "joseph/joseph." When I open Dolphin to view the mounted ext3 partition, I get the error "could not enter folder /media/disk-1" at the bottom of the view window in Dolphin.
Here are the relative entries returned when I run "mount" to view the mounted drives:
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /media/disk type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,uid=1001,utf8,shortname=mixed,flush) /dev/mmcblk0p2 on /media/disk-1 type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal)
Note that the uid listed on the vfat mount is 1001, which is the gid for the "joe" account.
I know there must be a configuration setting somewhere that will allow the ext3 partition to automount under the "joe" user account. I suppose that using the admin account to change the permissions would be the easy way to do this, but there must be something that would do it automagically. I've ripped through all the config files I can find, but can't seem to find anything that would help.
All I'm looking for here is enough access to be able to copy the directories on that mount to my external drive.
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I have a bit unusual request. There are three partitions on my hard drive. Two of them were assigned to mount points / and /home during system installation. The third one was left intact. After installation the first two partitions were automatically integrated into directory tree and there was a shortcut on the Nautilus sidebar for the third one. Then, I registered the third partition in /etc/fstab for automounting at /home/user/Data directory. For now it works fine, the volume is mounted on startup. But I still have the shortcut to this volume in Nautilus sidebar and icon on my Desktop. I am interested, if it is possible to disable showing of this items on Desktop and in Nautilus to make the third partition look like registered at system setup time.
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I've asked about this elsewhere and have made some progress.
I have added this line to fstab
Doesn't appear to be a problem with this until I come to mount it from the console in kde. What ever type of mount command I use I have to run it in su mode for it to work. Doesn't matter if I use mount.cifs. Same problem. Mount then requests the nas access password for user john. I can then access the nas from my desktop. Seems a little crazy to use the root password to obtain the users nas password so what have I done wrong? One solution might be to run a shell script that has root rights but I understand this can't be done.
The reason for wanting to do it this way is problems with none kde programs rw to the nas and click launching etc. There seems to be something in KDE locking this out. Same problem with samba. Opensuse 11.4 kde4.6.0
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Finally, the command fsck /dev/sdb2 quickly returns the result that /dev/sdb2 is clean!
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Size Label Mount point File system 52 GB Multimedia /MM ntfs 52 GB Backup /ABackup ntfs 52 GB Extras /Extras ext4 27 GB root / ext4 60 GB home /home ext4
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