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Old 01-03-2005, 05:36 PM   #1
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Locked VFAT Drive, can't Unlock


For some reason, when I tried # chmod 777 "/mnt/win_c2", it locked the drive. I can't figure out how to unlock it, either. Initially, I was trying to make it so I could access the folder as a normal user, but it went horribly wrong.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 05:39 PM   #2
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chmod does not work on a mounted vfat partition.

Add the option umask=000 to the fstab entry for read / write access by all users.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 06:48 PM   #3
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Okay, that unlocked it, but I still can't write to it as a normal user.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 07:54 PM   #4
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maybe remounting partition or
try umounting the partition
chmod 777 /mnt/win_c2
remount partition.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 11:19 PM   #5
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Originally posted by michaelk
maybe remounting partition or
try umounting the partition
chmod 777 /mnt/win_c2
remount partition.
That didn't work. It just reset the permissions when remounting.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 06:56 AM   #6
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Post the fstab entry for this partition.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 06:48 PM   #7
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Post the fstab entry for this partition.
Code:
/dev/hdb2               /mnt/win_c2             vfat    defaults,       0 0 umask=000
 
Old 01-04-2005, 06:54 PM   #8
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I think the umask=000 bit should be in the options section, like this:
Code:
/dev/hdb2               /mnt/win_c2             vfat    defaults,umask=000       0 0
 
Old 01-04-2005, 08:50 PM   #9
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I think the umask=000 bit should be in the options section, like this:
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/dev/hdb2               /mnt/win_c2             vfat    defaults,umask=000       0 0
I tried that before, and it said that the line was invalid when I rebooted.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 09:28 PM   #10
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Can you post the exact error?
Is this the last line in the file? If so make sure there is an end of line character. Move the cursor to the end of the line and press the enter key.
 
  


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