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Re: [SLE] Adding partitions
  • From: Sunny <sloncho@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 17:55:00 -0600
  • Message-id: <200502111755.00772.sloncho@xxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 11 February 2005 03:28, jfweber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Friday 11 February 2005 11:33 am, Sunny wrote:
> > On Friday 11 February 2005 10:19, Philip Washington wrote:
> <snip>
> > YaST/System/Partitioner. There, select the partition and hit Edit. In
> > Mount point, type in the desired mounting point. Be sure to select "Do
> > not format" !
> > Then, click "Fstab options". In the "Arbitr. options" you can add this:
> > gid=xxxx,umask=002
> >
> > where xxxx is the numeric ID for the "users" group. Or you can create a
> > separate group in which you can put the users with write permissions for
> > that partition, and replace xxxx with this ID.
> >
> > This will make this partition to be mounted on boot, with owner like
> > root:users, and will allow members of group "users" to write in it.
> <snip>
> How well does this work w/ removeable disks? I have a 250gig firewire drive
> which seems a waste of space as vfat. However it is easily and so far
> ( fingers crossed ) shows up *almost* immediately upon connection. It also
> seems terminally stupid to have a drive that large, it has to slow down
> searches, where the convention of partitioning breaking up the drive seems
> to speed such things up.. or , I have had one too many mai tai's for lunch
> <G>

The OP was about vfat partitions. If you decide to go that way (with vfat),
just as an addition to what I have wrote, do as Jerry Feldman suggests:
You can click on "Mountable by user" and "Do not mount on system startup".
This means that those partitions will not be mounted automatically, and the
user may mount them manually.

Actually I have never used a usb removable drive, so I do not know how the
auto mounter handles different partitions, etc.

Maybe someone else can explain more.


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