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I'm using Eclipse for java development. My work space is in sda1 drive. Every time login need to Mount the drive after only I can use that work space under sda1 drive. For this I installed Storage Device Manager(pysdm). after Installed it eclipse cant use the drive as workspace. So that I Uninstalled pysdm. even that problem exist. I can do for this issue? Need your intelligence Idea to solve this prob.

UPDATE 22/11/11

Removed Pysdm and instead used fstab to automount external disk with correct permissions. Appears to have succeeded in using blkid to create proper fstab entry but still cannot access the new volume.

User4124. as you asked I'm posting cat /etc/fstab Details. (Adding it as answer here bze can't add comment more letters)

silambarasan@silambarasan-PC:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc                                       /proc        proc  nodev,noexec,nosuid  0  0  
/dev/sda8                                  /            ext2  errors=remount-ro    0  1  
# swap was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=81edad8d-06a4-42f4-a485-9ef293b9c0fa  none         swap  sw                   0  0  
/dev/sda1                                  /media/sda1  vfat  defaults             0  0  
/dev/sda5                                  /media/sda5  vfat  defaults             0  0  
/dev/sda6                                  /media/sda6  vfat  defaults             0  0  
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Most probably the default mount options for /dev/sda1 do not permit access as a normal user. Either that, or you need to change the owner of the files for the /dev/sda1 partition. You can change the ownership of the files with sudo nautilus, then navigate to the workspace files and change the owner. Finally, close the nautilus window.

Can you post the contents of /etc/fstab? It should show the current mount options.

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I'm getting following msg when run the command: silambarasan@silambarasan-PC:/$ etc/fstab bash: etc/fstab: Permission denied silambarasan@silambarasan-PC:/$ –  Silambarasan Jul 15 '11 at 16:44
And also I tried sudo nautilus, root folder window opened. I tried to Modify owner of drive but I got Following pop up Msg came: The Owner Could not be changed Sorry,could not change the owner of "sda1": Error Setting owner:Operation not permitted –  Silambarasan Jul 15 '11 at 16:55
To get the contents of /etc/fstab, run cat /etc/fstab. –  user4124 Jul 15 '11 at 19:44

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