Changing Owner on a backup drive

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 06:35:19 UTC 2011


On 04/03/2011 11:13 PM, Harald Hoyer wrote:
> Am 04.04.11 04:16, schrieb JD:
>> On 04/03/2011 06:41 PM, Jim wrote:
>>> Fedora 14
>>>
>>> I have a backup drive at sdb1 a  Vfat (fat32) partition a USB hard drive
>>> that before upgrading from Fedora 13 to Fedora 14 , the owner was
>>> Michael , but after upgrade it is now owned by root. all the backup
>>> files are Linux files.
>>>
>>> The drive is mounted at /dev/sdb1 /mnt/backup from /etc/fstab  and is
>>> only readable by Michael.
>>>
>>> How do I change the owner back to Michael , the chown command is not
>>> permitted.
>>>
>>>
>> Unmount the drive, then
>> Change your fstab as follows:
>> /dev/sdb1       /mnt/backup   vfat
>> uid=TheUIDyouWant,gid=TheGIDyouWant,user,rw,sync      0 0
>>
>> The sync option is up to you. I use it because USB itself is not a very
>> reliable connection.
>>
>> Remount the drive.
>>
> Better reference the drive by /dev/disk/by-.... than with /dev/sdb1.
Actually, the best thing to do is to use the uuid.
But I did not want to add an extra burden on the OP.



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