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i've read so many threads and pages regarding this problem, I dont even know if I've having the same issue as when I started. But I am going to start over from the beginning and ask for help this time.
I have a debian machine with an external harddrive. I have a windows machine on the same network from which I can read the files from the debian drive, but I cant write to it.
At some point in time (several months ago?) I could.
currently, I have this line in my /etc/fstab:
/dev/sdb1 /media/MUSIC/ vfat user,uid=1000,gid=1000,rw,umask=000 0 0
and i've tried a hundred different mount commands (but not as many as i've tried fstab lines) but generally have been using this at start up:
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/MUSIC/
(i am under the impression that i should not have to use 'sudo' when doing this, since the fstab line includes 'user' but if i dont, the command fails)
no matter what I've tried, the permissions come out as owned by root:
drwxr-xr-x 905 root root 163840 2010-10-17 17:45 Music
attempting (as root) to change ownership of the directory also does not work:
chown: changing ownership of `/media/MUSIC/': Operation not permitted
i've confirmed that i have the uid and gid number correct with