I think YaST will have made the fs read/write, but did the mount point exist before you called YaST or is it made by YaST?
When it was already there it may have no write access for everybody. So (as root) do an ls -l of the mount point (and the dirs in the path above it) to see who is the owner and what the access bits are. You can changewith chmod (or even change the owner with chown).
What if you have a separate hard drive hooked up, just for mass storage, and it doesn’t appear in /etc/fstab, and you don’t know its serial number (such as /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST3500320AS_5QM02D0H)?
YaST does not mount at all at startup. Mount at boot (normal file systems) is done via fstab.
When you want any help, please be more helpfull to us. When you say that working with YaST as shown here does not work for you then please tell what happened, what went wrong and where, etc. Only saying: “it does not work” will not get you any further.
I suppose this is a typo in your post: chmod 775 /sda1.
Should be chmod 755 /media/sda1 or, while you are already in /media, chmod sda1.
It was 755 (rwxr-xr-x) and you made it 775 (rwxrwxr-x), I do not understand your **but after that, here’s what it looked like:
**. It looks exectly as it is and it is what you made it.
Why did you 775?? it means that the owner (user root) and those belonging to the group (group root) can read, write and search the directory and that the world (all other users) can only read and search. So obvious it should be 777 to make it world writeable!
Btw do you realy want to have that disk space at /media? When it is your space as normal user it looks more logical to me to mount it at e.g. /home/<user>/music or any other place and name inside your personal home directory. But that is your choice.
Oh, I didn’t know you could mount it anywhere. I thought you had to mount all hard drives and flash drives at /media. Also, I didn’t know that it was ok to chmod 777 an additional hard drive. I thought that was a security vulnerability that would make it susceptible to cracking.
I think you should forget some old habits from others Operating Systems. A partition (part of a disk, called hard drive by you, but floppies are the same), once mounted are a normal part of the directory tree. So you can let it be owned by any user. When it is mounted in the home dirctory of a user it you can also chown the directory to that user and then the user (or root) can chmod to something like 755. Same as any directory or file inside that users home directory. The same security as everywhere in the system.
/media is nothing particular, only a place where people happen to mount CDs and DVDs, but that is only a convention or habbit. There is no magic in computers! Why should /media be something different then /aap/noot/mies/wim?