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I have this harddrive where I've kept all files from the time that I used Windows. So it's FAT32. Now, I can't access these files when I'm not logged in as root and that's no fun. I tried the following:
bash-2.05b# chown -R abuse /fat-d
And then I get this big list of files and it says "Operation not permitted" after all of them.
I tried reading man chmod but I don't really get it and I wanna get this donw as quick as possible.
The good way to allow someone else than root to access FAT32 partition is to use mount options. A quick (and dirty according to me), is to add the following option in your /etc/fstab: umask=000. Or a proper solution is to mount your partition with a GID different then root. For example create a group named vfat with a GID of 500, and then add as option in your /etc/fstab: gid=500. Then add user you want to access vfat partition to the vfat group
When I installed Slackware I chose that harddrive and gave it the name /fat-d. Other than that I haven't done anything to it. But I can access it by going into /fat-d as root so it's created then right?
It's the best slackware tutorial there is in my honest opinion. I've print it out and the guy teaches about mounting windows partitions for write and reading. But I pretty much got it from there, but take a look anyway!