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Old 02-24-2004, 05:08 AM   #1
Riichard
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fstab entries for a storage drive


Hi all
First, Ive searched the forum and found this
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...fat+hard+drive
Ive followed this thread and still have the same problems.

This is my setup,
Ive got a dual boot pc.
Win xp on one drive, Redhat 9 on the other and the third drive is fat32 storage.
Ive edited fstab and got the storage drive to mount on desktop
my fstab for this drive is;
/dev/hdf1 /mnt/hdf1 vfat users,umask=000,rw 0 0
This sort of works but when I copy a file konqueror pops up a message saying
'unable to change permissions for /mnt/hdf1/somefilename'
This makes it impossible for programs like xmule to write files to this drive
I'm a newbie to Linux and find the man pages very confusing.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 05:50 AM   #2
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I think that FAT32 cannot handle permissions very well. As long as you have umask=000 then those error messages shouldn't be a problem. I get this all of the time but have no problem actually using the FAT drive
 
Old 02-24-2004, 06:06 AM   #3
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Thats a relief, someone else with the same problem.
I have tried loads of fstab combinations and have got no-where for months now
Its just xmule, my newsreader, Pan has no problems writing to this drive, and Konqueror copies files across ok despite the warning about permissions.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 06:21 AM   #4
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This thread says it all really:
http://linuxquestions.org/questions/history/135713
Not sure why xmule doesn't work though. The best filesharing program has got to be giFT though (or possibly bittorrent, although personally I've never tried it). I'd give that a go instead, or unless you download hideous amounts with xmule try just saving to your home dir and moving things manually.
 
  


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