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Old 04-05-2011, 05:18 PM
Jim
 
Default Solved: Changing Owner on a backup drive

On 04/03/2011 10:16 PM, JD wrote:
> 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.
>

That solved the problem JD thanks much.

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