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Thread: How to mount drive to user (using fstab)

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    How to mount drive to user (using fstab)

    Alright, so trying to work around my Plex issue..I just want to mount my external to my user each time so Plex can just run fine. I tried permissions and all that but it is in exfat which creates a whole other set of problems.

    Anyway, looking over the fstab function would the code to enter be

    uuid="whatfstabspitoutinthelist" /media/myuser/usbdirectory exfat user 0 0

    ?

    Also, if I leave out "noauto", does that mean it will auto mount under root (per SOP) or under my user since I'm the one that logged on?

    Thanks for the help. Always nice to be learning something new on Linux in any case.

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    Re: How to mount drive to user (using fstab)

    Hi cincinnatus13.

    You would have to use either fat or vfat as a mount type. You can specify who will own the files using the uid, and gid options

    Is this an external USB drive?

    Could you post the result of these commands?
    Code:
    lsusb
    
    sudo blkid 
    
    sudo fdisk -l
    Regards.

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    Re: How to mount drive to user (using fstab)

    Code:
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1058:0748 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Code:
    /dev/sdd1: LABEL="***" UUID="50D9-BDC1" TYPE="exfat"
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sdd: 2000.4 GB, 2000365289472 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243197 cylinders, total 3906963456 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc9475f7d
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdd1               2  3906963455  1953481727    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    Blocked my hard drive name but you get the gist. I figured throw the UUID in where I stated.
    So I take it exfat is not an appropriate filesystem for this? What is the difference then in using fat or vfat?

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    Re: How to mount drive to user (using fstab)

    Oh, I see. It is actually exfat.

    You will need to install an extra package to mount it. Take a look at this.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: How to mount drive to user (using fstab)

    No, I already have fuse and mounted it just fine. It's just that I want to mount it under my user as opposed to root for the sake of plex.

    I thought Plex would be fine but it can't access it. I then was just gonna chown all the stuff on the drive from root but ran into problems because it is an Exfat FS.
    Therefore I'm ready to just mount it automatically under user and I should have no problems from there on out.

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    Re: How to mount drive to user (using fstab)

    Try this:
    Code:
    uuid="whatfstabspitoutinthelist"  /media/myuser/usbdirectory  exfat  defaults,uid=1000,gid=1000  0  0
    where 1000 is the user's uid and guid respectively (change it if necessary).

    Regards.

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    Re: How to mount drive to user (using fstab)

    Thank you. I believe that is exactly what I've been looking for.

    Cheers.

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