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Re: [vox-tech] Jumpdrive on Knoppix
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Re: [vox-tech] Jumpdrive on Knoppix

Thanks. I'll give that a try. I probably will install a dual boot
system at some point. But she is also interested in Knoppix
because she might want to let friends use her machine
and Knoppix would minimize the risk to her files.


On Sunday 26 September 2004 21:30, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> OK.  On a harddrive install where I have root privileges, I edit the
> fstab.  Here is a line for my usb compactflash reader:
> /dev/sda1  /mnt/flash   auto     noauto,users     0 0
> The "users" flag means that when it gets mounted, the entire filesystem
> is owned by the user that mounted it[1].
> Another option is to pass "uid=username" option when mounting a vfat
> filesystem.  This will also make the entire filesystem owned by "username".
> I'm curious:  if your wife is interested enough in Linux to use Knoppix
> for work tasks, why not dual boot her computer?
> Jonathan
> [1]
> I now use autofs for mounting/unmounting my detachable devices.
> Richard Harke wrote:
> > Yes, it is USB. I used vfat as the type when I mounted and that
> > worked well. The main problem was that I couldn't do a chown
> > on it. If I get something that works, I could modify the iso image
> > before burning another CD.
> >
> > Richard
> >
> > On Sunday 26 September 2004 20:29, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> >>Is this "jumpdrive" some usb device in some FAT format?  If so, there
> >>are ways to do what you want, but none of them would be remembered after
> >>rebooting Knoppix.
> >>
> >>Jonathan
> >>
> >>Richard Harke wrote:
> >>>I spent some time today helping my wife with Knoppix.
> >>>She has a lot of experience with Windows but tends
> >>>to be baffled by command line programs. She would like
> >>>to be able to use the jumpdrive under knoppix leaving
> >>>the hard drive out of the picture (or at least remaining
> >>>read-only) When we plugged in the jump drive, it was
> >>>recognized, the drivers were loaded and a drive assigned
> >>>(/dev/sda1) However it wasn't mounted. After mounting,
> >>>it was still a problem because it belonged to root. I tried
> >>>to do a chown (as root) but kept getting operation not
> >>>permitted messages. The best I was able to do was copy
> >>>files, as root, between the jumpdrive and /home/knoppix
> >>>So, the question is, how can I change the ownership?
> >>>And then how can I have this happen automatically
> >>>when I plug in the jumpdrive?
> >>>Ideally, when I plug it in, it would be mounted to a
> >>>sub-directory of /home/knoppix with the permissions
> >>>set for the user knoppix
> >>>
> >>>Richard Harke
> >>>
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