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Special Forums Hardware Filesystems, Disks and Memory mounting vfat... Post 16520 by dimanise on Sunday 3rd of March 2002 08:36:25 PM
Old 03-03-2002
Network mounting vfat...

I have a little and very annoying problem.

I want to mount a partition so that most of the files would be owned by a user, then an ftp dir with special previliges set up, and some of the files having write access for all users.

I can't do it anyhow. Right now i have this line in /etc/fstab:

/dev/hda6 /windows vfat noauto,user,umask=0000

which comes the closest to what i want, but is a huge security risk. The negative sides of this setup is that i have to manually mount the partition every time i login, and that ALL the files have rwx access for all users. And i don't know how to make an ftp dir with different previliges.

If i put auto in /etc/fstab then all the files will be owned by root, which is what i don't want, it will also not allow to execute files.
If i also put exec that still won't solve the problem.
And if i just don't use umask I somehow can't make a file with writable access by all users.

Maybe there's some way i can make a script which would run on startup or login which would mount the partition and set all the needed previliges?

Thanks in advance.

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SWITCH_ROOT(8)						       System Administration						    SWITCH_ROOT(8)

switch_root - switch to another filesystem as the root of the mount tree SYNOPSIS
switch_root [-hV] switch_root newroot init [arg...] DESCRIPTION
switch_root moves already mounted /proc, /dev and /sys to newroot and makes newroot the new root filesystem and starts init process. WARNING: switch_root removes recursively all files and directories on the current root filesystem. OPTIONS
-h, --help show help and exit -V, --version show version number and exit RETURN VALUE
switch_root returns 0 on success and 1 on failure. NOTES
switch_root will fail to function if newroot is not the root of a mount. If you want to switch root into a directory that does not meet this requirement then you can first use a bind-mounting trick to turn any directory into a mount point: mount --bind $DIR $DIR SEE ALSO
mount(8) chroot(2) init(8) mkinitrd(8) AUTHORS
Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com> Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com> Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com> AVAILABILITY
The switch_root command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/. util-linux June 2009 SWITCH_ROOT(8)

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