[clug] How to gain non-root read access to external HD

Paul TBBle Hampson Paul.Hampson at anu.edu.au
Sat Apr 30 01:44:54 GMT 2005

On Fri, Apr 29, 2005 at 04:20:06AM +1000, Pearl Louis wrote:
> Here's the situation.  Fedora 3 automatically detects my external hard
> drive.  Yay!  However, it won't give me non-root read access.  I don't
> really want write access as it is an ntfs partition and I'd rather not
> see my mp3 collection and my data from my PhD work and all the drafts
> of my papers and my thesis go up in smoke.  Most of my music
> collection is on the external hard drive and I would dearly love to be
> able to play said mp3s without logging in as root.  Now, Fedora 3
> automatically puts this entry into fstab when I plug in the hard
> drive:

> /dev/sda1               /media/ieee1394disk     ntfs   
> pamconsole,exec,noauto,fscontext=system
> _u:object_r:removable_t,managed 0 0

I think "managed" here means it's added by hal. I dunno about
FC3 specifically, but I reckon you can futz around in /etc/hal
to control its mount options.

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, MCSE
8th year CompSci/Asian Studies student, ANU
The Boss, Bubblesworth Pty Ltd (ABN: 51 095 284 361)
Paul.Hampson at Anu.edu.au

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