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I have a drive,sda6, mounted as /scratch on my Ubuntu 10.10 system. It has the corresponding line /etc/fstab:

UUID=598e96c8-ec9d-43a0-aa48-b42ba8beef9c /scratch        ext4    defaults        0       2

However, the permissions on /scratch are writable only by root. I'd really like it to be world writable, and to maintain this across reboots. What is the best way to do this?

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/scratch is ext4, so you would use chown, chmod, [gs]etfacl et alia to control permissions.

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My understanding is that this would not work across reboots. – cvondrick Sep 26 '10 at 18:59
It's ext4. The permissions are recorded on the media. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Sep 27 '10 at 3:01

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