Ubuntu :: Ext3 External Hdd With Universal Permission

Jul 27, 2011

A friend of mine and I bought an external hd (WD Elements 2TB) and formatted it in ext3 as root. Now we want to use this hard disk in more than one systems with different usernames. So we did "chmod -R 777 /media/ VolumeLabel" in all the systems.But we want the hd to pass around. So its a little bit inconvenient to do chmod all the time. So what should we do to make the access for the hd universal in all the systems that we plug it in?

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[code]....

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Whatever I tried, it doesn't work. What am I doing wrong? Here is my current /etc/fstab
Code:
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/mapper/ubuntu-root during installation
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Code:
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Code:
2 4 drwxr-xr-x 3 michael michael 4096 2010-01-15 02:45 backup-hdd
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