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Old 08-23-2003, 08:23 AM   #1
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Question cannot write to windows partition


hi all,

i am using RH9. when i mount windows partions i cannot write to the partitions is logged in user is not root. i added an entry in the /etc/fstab as follows.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win auto defaults 0 0

the things work fine if i logged as root. ie i can read/write to the windows partition(FAT32). but when i logged in as a user i can read the partition but cannot write to it. i think that the options may be changed to give write permission to all users. how can i give write permission to a mounted partion to all users.

pls help...

thanks in advance

jinujose
 
Old 08-23-2003, 08:31 AM   #2
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/dev/hda1 /mnt/win auto defaults,umask=0 0 0
 
Old 08-23-2003, 08:32 AM   #3
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can u explain what is umask=0 0 0 ?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 11:03 AM   #4
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It's umask=0.
The other 2 zeros are the ones you already had after defaults.

umask=0 sets 777 permissions for the entire filesystem.

actually it should be umask = 000 (3 octal digits)
If you're familiar with the linux file permissions you know that 777 makes the file rwx (readable, writable and executable) for user group and other. When you mount a vfat filesystem with umask=000 you get the inverse permissions for the files - 777.

It's kinda strange but that's the way it is.

Hope you understand, if you don't you should something about the linux filesystem permissions.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 12:34 PM   #5
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/dev/hda1 /mnt/win auto defaults,umask=0 0 0
The problem here Kossack is that youve forgot

vfat

as the entry in the 3rd field - also you dont need auto and defaults because defaults includes auto as one of its sub-options - try this

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0
 
Old 08-23-2003, 12:40 PM   #6
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Yes you're right. I just wanted to show that the solution was in the umask option. I just assumed the line was correct except for the permission issue.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:47 PM   #7
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It worked correctly...

Thanks kossack ... and skyline

i have another doubt. how can i set write permission to a particular user/group using the umask ? is it possible (to a windows partition)

jinujose

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