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this should fix your problem: sudo chown -R $USER:adm /data chmod 0775 /data This will give you and all users in the adm group read and write access. all other users not in the adm group have only read access. Ihe group adm is one of the default groups for all users in Ubuntu. For another distro, you could check which groups are assigned to new users by ...


The options in fstab are supposed to be used to remount it, applying the options specified ( which may NOT include rw access ). A boot script that is hard coded to remount the root fs with rw without consulting fstab is broken. Thus, the only result of leaving it out of fstab is that it won't be remounted, and will remain ro with no other options applied.

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