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i have just managed to mount my Windows partition during the boot time but i can't seems to have write access to the partition. i can copy files from it though? how would i set it up so that i can write to it to? i use fedora core 2.
i have tried adding
and here is what i ahve in /etc/fstab
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat defaults 0 0
also? how would make alias to /mnt/windows so that i can access to it quicker?
I suppose that umask=002 did not help due to following:
umask=002 (umask has inverse logic, so
it tells which bits should *not* be masked unlike chmod that tells which bits should *be* masked)
means the user and the group have all permisions and others not. Since you are *not * specifying
the user and the group under whom's ID the filesystem shall be mounted,
plus the mount option "defaults" contains automount, the filesystem
is mounted as root and the root's default group which is also root. So when you try to
access the filesystem as normal user, your write requests are masked out,
since you are "others" (neither root nor belonging to the root group)
BTW: I use 4 digits for umask. The first digit 0 indicates an octal number.
The easiest way for an "alias" is a symbolic link:
ln -s /mnt/windows /windows
This will create an entry windows under / which is a symbolic link to /mnt/windows.
So cd /windows will have the same result as if you would be executing cd /mnt/windows
If you want it shorter
ln -s /mnt/windows /win
So you can change into /mnt/windows simply by cd /win
windows drive also appeared on my desktop so that i don't need to go into /mnt/windows. which part of the "/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat rw,auto,umask=0000,users,exec 0 0" made it do this? i would like to know.
I have had a similar problem with my new Suse 9.1 Pro install, used the search function (which is our friend!) and came across this. Followed the directions and I can now write to my Fat32 partition. The problem is under "my computer" it no longer shows "hard disk" which had the Suse partition, and the "windows" drive when you click on it only gives you the option to open it with Kwrite as it thinks it is a text file. Here is my FSTAB, which is the only thing I have edited. BTW, before I found this thread, I tried the Suse partition tool under YAST and it didn't seem to do anything, but then againI didn't really completely understand what I was doing.