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Old 09-11-2005, 08:47 PM   #1
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read/write to fat32 doesn't work anymore


i just installed a fresh copy of kubuntu to my pc, after trying out various other distro's and deciding i liked kubuntu best. anyways, i have a fat32 partition on my pc so that i cna share stuff between my windows and linux partitions. my fstab line has always read

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umask=000,rw   1   0
and this has always given me read/write access to the partition as a normal user. now i entered the same line to my fstab, and all my documents in the partition are appearing as read-only! what changed? how can i get the read/write access to the partition back?


thanks
 
Old 09-11-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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try this......
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default,owner,users,rw
 
Old 09-11-2005, 08:54 PM   #3
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nope, sorry, didn't work
 
Old 09-11-2005, 08:59 PM   #4
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http://ubuntuguide.org/#automountfat

Just change gedit to kwrite and you should be fine.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 08:59 PM   #5
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how about the mount point you use??

example

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/mnt/vfat
..........is it read/writeable to your user??
and the icon you use to mount - unmount the partition.........are the permissions set for user to access it???
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:08 PM   #6
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what do you mean by read/writeable to the user? i made a directory /mnt/DATA, where i want the fat32 partition mounted. this is currently my fstab entry:

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/dev/sdb1	/mnt/DATA	vfat	umask=000,rw 	1 	0

it always worked before, with kubuntu and every other distro i've tried, but now it's showing all my files as read-only...
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:09 PM   #7
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Originally posted by aysiu
http://ubuntuguide.org/#automountfat

Just change gedit to kwrite and you should be fine.

i tried that already, shoud've mentioned it in the first post. the results were the same
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:14 PM   #8
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i tried that already, shoud've mentioned it in the first post. the results were the same
Can I assume you've rebooted the computer each time you've edited /etc/fstab?
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:15 PM   #9
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i did 'sudo mount -a' each time. does the same thing, right???
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:18 PM   #10
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Originally posted by jnev
i did 'sudo mount -a' each time. does the same thing, right???
Well, they're two very different things. One is manually mounting via a command. The other is automatically mounting using specifications in the /etc/fstab file.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:23 PM   #11
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DOH!! thanks for your help, i thought sudo mount -a would just manually remount everything. ah well, live and learn i guess.


another question on an unrelated topic. how do i get superkaramba to start up every time i reboot the pc?


thanks again
 
  


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