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I mounted my C:\ drive in RH Linux 7.1 as /c/ so that I could access it. (Linux is on my D:\). The problem is that only the root user has read & write access to it, all other users only have read access. How can I alter the permissions to give all users write access as well?
With root access I tried chmod a+rwx /c/ and chmod 777 /c/ (same thing) and they both say that the directory has been chmoded correctly (in conjunction with the -v option):
[root@localhost /]# chmod -v a+rwx c
mode of `c' changed to 0777 (rwxrwxrwx)
However neither a root ls -l lookup nor a user ls -l lookup shows the changes, both still think it's rwxr-xr-x.
Btw, I am both new to Linux Questions and a , so any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
vfat - windows file system
defaults - ahh just ignore it...
umask - the exact opposite of chmod levels. imples restrictions, not rights. therefore 000 = no restrictions.. i.e. chmod 777 equivalent.
quiet - suppresses file rights problems, inherent in vfat fs's
user - lets users control it's mounting and unmounting
Well i have installed RH Linux 7.1 on my PC . This was a partition less install and i am using a boot floppy to boot into linux. I wanted help regarding accessing my windows files in Linux. Every time i try to give the command
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
it gives me an error saying that device might be already mounted or busy. I have not mounted the device. So whats happening???????
You sure it's not already mounted? check /etc/fstab for the automatic mounting on that partition. I can see how if that's the partition you're using, it might be a bit odd, should still act as normal tho
I've try to edit fstab but after adding theline:
/dev/hda1 /windows vfat defaults,umask=000,quiet,user 0 0
I then reboot and it tells me that windows does not exist...
any idea what i am doing wrong?
Well, maybe there is no hope...
I can't even do that right.
here is what i do:
in /mnt i create this way:
chmod 777 windoz
and i edit fstab with a last line:
/dev/hda1 /windoz vfat defaults,umask=000,quiet,user 0 0
save and reboot
then it gave me a 'missing something in my fstab last stuff'
Right - sounds like you simply need to go to the last line of fstab and add a newline (i.e. press enter to start a new line) then save the file. I can't say I realised that everyline of fstab had to be newline terminated.