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Old 11-01-2002, 10:24 AM   #1
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Copying files to vfat partion in linux???


How do i copy files into a mounted vfat partition in Linux from a XP computer on the network? Keeps coming up access denied and i can't change the ownership to nobody:nobody as i am not allowed.
What do i do??

Michael
 
Old 11-01-2002, 10:29 AM   #2
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are you using samba?
 
Old 11-01-2002, 10:47 AM   #3
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Yes.
I can brouse to the folder but just can't write.

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Old 11-01-2002, 02:08 PM   #4
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smb.conf

[Backup]
comment = Backup Folder
path = /backup
valid users = @lanuser
public = no
writable = yes


permissions


ls -l backup
drwxrwx--- 4 root lanuser 4096 Oct 10 23:41 backup



users are added to group lanuser to give them access
 
Old 11-01-2002, 02:42 PM   #5
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How is your vfat partition mounted and is it setup for users to write (/etc/fstab)? What does your smb share say?
 
Old 11-01-2002, 02:49 PM   #6
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my share is posted above

# cat /etc/fstab
/dev/hda8 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 /fat auto defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0


# mount
/dev/hda8 on / type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hda6 on /fat type vfat (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
 
Old 11-01-2002, 02:50 PM   #7
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are you saying you can't write to it locally?
 
Old 11-01-2002, 02:53 PM   #8
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Oh, the share above is a different path, only because it is on a different machine, it would be path = /fat

 
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Just trying to cover all angles. I have never tried to share a share. My only suggestion would be to add
create mask option to the backup share.
 
Old 11-01-2002, 04:29 PM   #10
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yes, I see the confusion now. It was not real clear earlier.

it's not a shared share.

I just posted the samba share from one machine, and I posted the fstab from another machine to answer the question about mounting a vfat partition.

here is the rest of the share

printable = no
create mask = 700
directory mask = 700


of course the mask would depend on what your trying to do

I don't want other users to access my folders or files

you may not want yours that way

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Old 11-01-2002, 04:39 PM   #11
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update,

for vfat you need to supply the numeric uid and gid for the user that is to access it or they will not be able to write to it


/dev/hda9 /backup vfat defaults,uid=[user ID],gid=[group ID] 0 0

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Old 11-01-2002, 04:42 PM   #12
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basically vfat sucks

not sure of any other way to put it
 
Old 11-01-2002, 07:24 PM   #13
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Thanks Heaps,

I sort of understand what is going on above.
Here is how my vfat partition is mounted

/dev/hda5 /Data vfat user 0 0

Do i have to change the above to

/dev/hda5 /Data vfat defaults,uid=nobody,gid=nobody 0 0
or
/dev/hda5 /Data vfat defaults,uid=nobody,gid=nobody

in fstab to allow anyone access it???

or do i just change the 0 0 to the user group id no's like this???

/dev/hda5 /Data vfat user 99 99

99 and 99 being user=nobody and group=nobody

Am i on the right track???

Michael
 
Old 11-01-2002, 08:10 PM   #14
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right, you need the numeric id

I think there is still going to a filename case issue, let us know
 
Old 11-02-2002, 07:32 PM   #15
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Hey i managed to get it working I also managed to get it working in my FTP server

I did it all thru WEBMIN which i absolutely love

The line in fstab is

/dev/hda5 /var/ftp/pub/data vfat user,gid=99,uid=99 0 0

stoked

Thanks again!!!


Michael
 
  


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