Automount Reiserfs external drive RW

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mistapony
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Automount Reiserfs external drive RW

Post by mistapony » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:58 pm

I have an external 250 gig USB drive that is formatted as reiserfs. For some reason it always mounts as readonly when plugged in with linux mint. I've tried other distros and it automounts fine as read/write. How can I make this drive automount read/write in bianca mint?

telic
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Post by telic » Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:19 am

I put a spare Maxtor IDE HDD into an ADS Tech external USB drive chassis, reformatted it from NTFS to ReiserFS, plugged it in to Mint, and... read only!? Bummer.

Bianca sees my USB HDD as /dev/sda1 and mounts it at /media/usbdisk, so to look at the access permissions...

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cd /media
ls -l usbdisk
Which reveals that only root has write permission...

drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 112 2007-04-20 00:44 usbdisk

So, first I change the Group ID, to my Mint login ID (telic)...

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sudo chown :telic usbdisk
The ls -l command shows the change of Group access...

drwxr-xr-x 4 root telic 112 2007-04-20 00:44 usbdisk

Next I change the Group permissions to include write...

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sudo chmod g+w usbdisk
Now ls -l shows...

drwxrwxr-x 4 root telic 112 2007-04-20 00:44 usbdisk

That's it. Bianca auto-mounts the USB HDD, and I can read and write and all. The mount directory comes and goes as the drive is hot-plugged/unplugged, but my access permissions persist.

Writes are still denied to Other users, but you could also change that using chmod.

Does this process work for you?


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Last edited by telic on Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:59 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by mistapony » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:30 pm

Thanks that worked like a charm!!

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