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Running redhat 8.0 psyche. I checked out the man page on editing fstab, but I don't think this has what I want, which is to automount my shared partition (shared with windows, not a system partition) and make it writeable for users. I made it automount, but I'm not sure how to go about making it writeable. When I try to change the write permissions or group settings on the mount folder in X logged in as root, it says I don't have permission, and the same happened when I tried a chmod. The mount point, for reference, is /mnt/files and the partition is /dev/hda6 and my fstab file says this:
/dev/hda6 /mnt/files vfat auto,user 0 0
well, first try setting 'rw' option explicitly with the others.
Second, you may want to look at 'man mount'. The things that stand out the most are the entries for 'user' (and what it does), and under "Mount options for fat" you may need to set the umask explicitly.
alright, I changed the options to include gid=100,rw,users and I'm still not able to change write permissions as root or be able to write as a normal user or a user within the group assigned to the mount point. I looked in man mount, but it does not explain what values to assign to umask, other than state that the value must be an octal. What is umask and what value would I set it to?