External USB Harddisk: chmod fails
I've bought a 250GB external USB hard drive. It only has one giant Fat32 partition.
I'm using SuSE 9.2 and created a directory called /usbhdd. I've chmodded it 777 (as root).
After that, I've added the following line to fstab:
/dev/sda1/ /usbhdd /vfat noauto,user,rw,exec,sync 0 0
and I've rebooted. I expected that I had to mount the drive since I've added 'noauto' in fstab.
In fact, the drive already was mounted but /usbhdd is now set to rwxr-xr-x. When I try to chmod 777 /usbhdd or one of the folders on it, nothing happens. There is no error message but the chmod is not processed.
I've been Googling for 3 days now and found a lot on mounting the drive. From what I've read, this seems to be the right way. Unfortunately I can't find anything on this specific problem.
I really hope you can help me out!