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Old 03-04-2005, 10:33 PM   #1
walterbyrd
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can not access directory from user account - only root


I'm sure it's something simple. I dual boot and keep my data on a vfat partition. It's easy to spot in my fstab below: /dev/hda8 /data.

I can only get to the directory as root, or by su, or sudo. I can't access it with my normal user account, which is what I want to do.

I'm running debian testing 3.1.


# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 / reiserfs notail 0 1
/dev/hda6 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda8 /data vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom1 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
 
Old 03-05-2005, 12:23 AM   #2
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This is quite possibly one of the most frequently asked questions on this forum.

To be concise, you can use the following line in /etc/fstab for mounting it.
Code:
/dev/hda8 /data vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0
umask=000 is the keypoint. The umask specifies the bits that should NOT be set when setting up the permissions for a fat partition.

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