Problems mounting smbfs/ntfs in /etc/fstab to give read-write permissions

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by relaxedrob, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. relaxedrob

    relaxedrob Guest

    Hi All,

    I have the following line in my /etc/fstab to mount an NTFS drive:

    //HONS/RobertMarkBram /phdWeb smbfs
    rw,username=rob,password=XXXXXX,uid=gid=500 0 0

    I have that id, but I still do not have write permissions:

    robertmarkbram - /phdWeb
    $id
    uid=500(robertmarkbram) gid=500(robertmarkbram)
    groups=500(robertmarkbram),0(root)

    robertmarkbram - /phdWeb
    $touch temp
    touch: creating `temp': Permission denied

    robertmarkbram - /phdWeb
    $ls -lad .
    drwxr-xr-x 1 65535 root 4096 Sep 3 17:19 .

    Can anyone tell me what is going wrong?

    Any advice would be most appreciated!

    Rob
    :)
     
    relaxedrob, Sep 7, 2004
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  2. From the permission set, "root" as group has only read access. Instead, the
    share is mounted as "nobody" or a user that doesn't exist on your system.
    The syntax "uid=gid" isn't mentioned as legal in the mount documentation and
    might therefore be ignored?
     
    Walter Mautner, Sep 7, 2004
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  3. relaxedrob

    relaxedrob Guest

    Hi Walter,
    That did the trick! I changed that part to "uid=500,gid=500" and it works fine.

    Thank you very much!

    Rob
    :)
     
    relaxedrob, Sep 8, 2004
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