Mounting an ext3 partition

This stays in my fstab. The partition mounted in /data isn’t writable by normal user.

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD800BEVS-00RST0_WD-WXE307617111-part3 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
/dev/sda1            /                    ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 1
proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD800BEVS-00RST0_WD-WXE307617111-part2 /data                ext3       user,rw            0 0    1 2

Any suggestions?

The permission metadata in Linux filesystems are in the filesystems themselves so if you want it to be writable you have to do a chmod or chown on the directory. Unlike FAT filesystems, where the ownerships and permissions are specified in the mount command.

try “chmod 777 /data”

Wow, my partition got chOWNED. :wink:

rwx rights to anyone? Bad idea. :wink:

but it works lol

So does leaving your house door open so that you never lock yourself out.