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Old 07-22-2004, 01:54 PM   #1
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FAT32 Partition Read-only


Hi there...
I'm trying to make my windows partition, FAT32, writable but I don't know how.
I just want to move some files to this partition and then have my work done there...

What I need to do ?

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 02:05 PM   #2
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very common question... run a quick search if you want more details..

but basically you need to edit your /etc/fstab file and make sure your entry for the fat partition includes the rw option... example

Code:
/dev/hda2    vfat    umask=0,   rw
 
Old 07-22-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
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hello,


one way is to edit your fstab in the etc folder ( /etc/fstab ), look for your fat32 partition mount point ( for example: /mnt/stuff )

on that line there will be something like: ( dont worry if it does not look exactly the same )

ro, user, noexec

all you need to do is change ro to rw, save the file and remount your partition and then it will be writeable

another way is to use the remount command and you could remount it in read write mode

hope this helps
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:37 PM   #4
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Yeah... thanks a lot it worked very well...
I also changed the user to write in the FAT partition only to root but I still have one question.
How do I put another user, nonroot, to access it ? Do I have to create a group and add this group to the file ?

Thanks a lot one more time.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:52 PM   #5
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its possible that the users dont have access to your mount point ( i.e. /mnt/stuff )

you can check to see who has access to it by doing this from the command line:


ls -lash /mnt


then it will display all the files and directorys in that directory including file permissions etc

on the left of the listings it should have a line of letters ( i.e. rxwr-wr-- )

those are your permissions, basically all that you should need to do is change these letters ( using chmod ) or change the users that are listed ( using the command chown )


hope this helps
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:56 PM   #6
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p.s.
have a look here : http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/File_Commands

under the File Attribute Manipulation section
 
  


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