Permanently mount wd external usb drive and share via samba?

Richard Rudnick rich at
Fri Feb 29 18:30:40 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 12:03 -0500, Sam Fielder wrote:
> Here 
> is the setup that works for read-only:
> UUID=XXXX-XXXX  media/pictures  vfat    rw,defaults     0       0
> UUID=YYYY-YYYY  media/backup    vfat    rw,defaults     0       0
> any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

try using rw,defaults,umask=007,gid=plugdev as your options section, and
make sure any user you want is in the plugdev group. The key here is the
umask, it gives the permissions. Alternatively, you could create another
group and use it in place of plugdev. 

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