mounting sdaX/sdbX with RW permissions
Im using fedora 7 and using fluxbox for my desktop most of the time, and KDE the rest of the time. Im dual booting with windows 98. I did a search for my hard drives and sda1 is the windows partition, sdb1 is my usb drive, and sda5 is my linux hdd. i created directories for mount points within my home directory and have also tried using the default /media/.
so i tried to mount the windows partition like this:
#mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/hdd
it comes up with read write and execute wfor root and read and execute for user and other.
i tried to change the permissions with
#chmod 777 /media/hdd
i received no error message but it didnt set the default permissions.
i then loaded konqueror from root and tried to right click on the mounted hdd. when i opened up the properties dialog and selected permissions, i was able to change them. when i clicked ok it went thru the normal process, spawned no error message, and then when i opened the properties again nothing was changed, no write permission for users or group.
i googled chmod and it said it was set to rw by default but i could use the -o rw option so i tried
#mount -o rw /dev/sda1 /media/hdd
(this was after using umount). Still only rwx in root, no write in user or group.
when i tried chown it gave me a permission denied error.
when i am in KDE, almost everything automounts which is cool, but i want to be able to use fluxbox because my box has only 384M ram. I also notice when i am in KDE that the usb automounts with rw for user and group.
What am i doing wrong?
btw i realize i did not copy and paste from my konsole as i am not at my PC atm. i will be able to copy and paste in any future replies. thanks a lot.