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Distribution: Mandrake 10, IPCOP 1.4, SME Server 6, EvilEntity
chmod, and disks generally
I run a system using removable disks to run RH7.3 and W98 alternately. A single fixed disc was intended as a commen data area. I formattted this as a W98/VFAT disc, but while I can mount this in RH7.3, I cannot change permissions. Could anyone give me a brief guide to where I should look, or where I can find further information, or what I am doing wrong?
It might be in how you are mounting it... I sort of understand your "setup" and am not sure if what I am about to say will help, but it's worth a shot:
You need to set a umask to allow the permissions you want, I do this in my fstab for the given partition I want the permissions set on, so for example: /dev/hdb6 /mnt/fat32 vfat users,auto,rw,umask=000 1 0
Is one of my entries. You'd replace the /dev and /mnt point as needed, but it gives you an idea of where to start.