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Old 11-21-2003, 04:09 AM   #1
dabump
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Flashdisk mounting problems


Hi Guys... I've got a bit of a problem here. I mount my flashdisck, but when trying to copy files to the drive, it tells me i don't have permissions to modify the data. I then have to go to the console, login as 'su', then only can I transfer files. How can I mount the flashdisc with write ability? This is how I mount my flash disc :

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashdisk

Could anyboyd please help me?
 
Old 11-21-2003, 11:29 AM   #2
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Create an entry in your /etc/fstab for the device by adding the following line:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/flashdisk vfat user,exec,noauto,defaults,umask=0,rw 0 0

Then you will be able to mount the device as an ordinary user with:

$ mount /dev/sda1

or

$ mount /mnt/flashdisk

You should also have read/write permissions as an ordinary user.
 
  


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