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Re: Problem accessing external usb drive in non superuser mode

On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 12:39:26AM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Sat,28.Mar.09, 00:52:58, Divick Kishore wrote:
> > Hi,
> >     I have an external hard disk connected through usb, which though I am
> > able to mount, but I am unable to access the drive without superuser
> > privileges. Running mount command shows the following:
> > 
> > /dev/sda1 on /mnt/maxtor type ntfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,user=divkis01)
> > 
> > But when I try to access I see the following:
> > 
> > $: ls /mnt/maxtor/
> > ls: cannot open directory /mnt/maxtor/: Permission denied
> The 'user' option means that a user can *mount* that filesystem. You 
> probably want the 'uid=divkis01'. See 'man mount', the section "Mount 
> options for ntfs".
> Regards,
> Andrei
> -- 
> If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
> (Albert Einstein)

See if you have read/execute permission for /mnt/maxtor.  You could try
to mount it to a directory owned by you...create an empty directory 
under your /home/divkis01 (assuming your user name is divkis01).  Also
change your fstab to point to the new mount point.

Alexander J.M.
Linux 2.6.26-1-686 i686

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