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Old 01-26-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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Can't write to mounted partition


Hi !

I can't write to my Windows partitions although the fstab file seems to give me permission to. Here's my fstab:

Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda5       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hda6       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/hdd        /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/hda1       /mnt/hda1	vfat	rw,user,utf8	0	0
/dev/hda2	/mnt/hda2	vfat	rw,user,utf8	0	0
/dev/hda3	/mnt/hda3	vfat	rw,user,utf8	0	0
The hda1, hda2 and hda3 lines all have the rw command which, as I understand, should enable writing to the partitions. But I can only wiev them.

What is the meaning of the first line, beginning whith proc?

I'm thankful if someone have some advice for me.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 03:28 PM   #2
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Code:
/dev/hda1       /mnt/hda1	vfat	rw,user,utf8	0	0
/dev/hda2	/mnt/hda2	vfat	rw,user,utf8	0	0
/dev/hda3	/mnt/hda3	vfat	rw,user,utf8	0	0
This will allow you to write them when logged in as root, but not when logged in as a normal user. Try changing fstab to:
Code:
/dev/hda1       /mnt/hda1	vfat	rw,user,utf8,umask=0000	0	0
/dev/hda2	/mnt/hda2	vfat	rw,user,utf8,umask=0000	0	0
/dev/hda3	/mnt/hda3	vfat	rw,user,utf8,umask=0000	0	0
Then unmount, then remount, these partitions.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 03:51 PM   #3
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Thanks haertig !

Your advice worked!

Now I can write to my Windows partitions.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 04:18 PM   #4
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What is the meaning of the first line, beginning whith proc?
I forgot to answer your other question. /proc is a special device. It looks like a directory of files, but it's really the working memory of your Linux OS. Very powerful. You can go in there and fiddle with actual memory. Don't do this unless you know what you're doing, you can easily crash your system! Snooping around in /proc is not something that a new Linux user would be needing (or wanting) to do.
 
Old 01-27-2006, 02:50 AM   #5
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Thanks!

Interesting!
 
  


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