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[openFate 305075] Allow to set the owner of a partition
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:39:42 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-305075-1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature added by: Arvin Schnell (aschnell@xxxxxxxxxx)

Feature #305075, revision 1
Title: Allow to set the owner of a partition

openSUSE-11.1: New
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Sven Burmeister (sven.burmeister@xxxxxxx)
Partner organization:

If a user buys a new external harddrive and partitions it via YaST he will not
be able to write on it, since the filesystem is owned by root. A normal user
would need to know about how to use konsole and which command to use in order
to change the owner.

It would be a lot easier, if the user could change the owner within the
partitioning module. Of course this should not be possible for
system-partitions such as / and /usr etc, yet /windows and /media, as well as
/home/xyz/ should be fine.


#1: Arvin Schnell(aschnell@xxxxxxxxxx) (2008-07-15 08:32:00)
Do you want to set gui and uid in /etc/fstab?

#2: Sven Burmeister(sven.burmeister@xxxxxxx) (2008-07-15 08:56:26)
I'm not sure which is the best approach. Either the user could do something
that replaces "chown user:group ." on the new partition or some predefined
gui/uid to select from, because the normal user has no idea about those and the
numbers that go with them.

The goal is that a user that knows the root password can not only partition a
new harddrive via GUI but also make it accessible (rw) to users without having
to know anything about fstab-syntax and options.

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