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Re: FS-mounting as user woes



On Mon, 02 Aug 2004 18:20:01 +0800, John Summerfield writes:
<...>
>>But on my lapdog, the same doesn't work:
>>    /dev/sda1 /mnt/stick vfat defaults,user,noauto 0 0
>> I can mount it as user, but the directory afterwards belongs to root, 
>> which isn't exactly helpful for reading the contents as user:
>>    :) waldner@beren->/mnt $ ls -l | grep stick
>>    drwxrwxr-x    2 root     root         1024 Mar 29 12:39 stick
>>    :) waldner@beren->/mnt $ mount /mnt/stick/
>>    :) waldner@beren->/mnt $ ls -l | grep stick
>>    drwxr--r--    4 root     root        16384 Jan  1  1970 stick
>>
>>Any idea what could be the problem here (other than the one between 
>> keyboard and chair)? Both boxen run well-intermixed testing/unstable, 
>> nearly the same kernel (home: 2.4.26-1-k7, lapdog: 2.4.26-1-686) and 
>> the same mount (2.12-7).

>man mount
>man fstab
>
>With FAT there's an option to specify who owns the files, and what 
>{U,G}IDs  apply.

Yeah, from mount(8):
       Mount options for fat
       <...>
       uid=value and gid=value
              Set the owner and group of all files. (Default: the uid and  gid
              of the current process.)

So, when I run mount as user, it _should_ be OK (but isn't!).

Of course I can specify my own UID/GID in fstab, but what of other 
 users on the box? And work-a-kludging via a shared group doesn't seem 
 to address the underlying problem, only the symptom.

cheers,
&rw
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