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Sorry guys and gals I've asked this before, forgotten the answer and can't find it in the forum again!
I have a directory on a Windows FAT32 partition where I keep all my music files.
I want to use this directory in both windows and linux and have full r w permissions for the directory (and all its sub directories!) I think the old chmod is involved somewhere but I can't remember!?!?
Thanks in advance for your help
PS - I'm fed up with being a Linux newbie. Is there one definitive place I can learn all the chmod, grep, -r -a command, command command, etc, etc, etc!!!!
You can't use chmod to set permissions for a FAT partition. As overlord indicated, the key to having full read/write access (for ordinary users) is in the mounting options. If you automatically mount the partition with a /etc/fstab entry, it should look like the following:
/dev/hda4 /w98 vfat umask=0000,users 0 0
Of course, you'll need to use your own partition and mount point. The key elements here are the 'umask=0000, users' options.