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I am quite new to Linux still, and have weird problems (different - not related issues) :
I have Mandrake 10.1 installed and it actually mounts all other partitions when it boots up; including my Flash Memory Stick. If I do a "ls -la" and look at my Memory Stick ("/mnt/removable") for instance, I can see that it mounted it as read/write for "user/group/other". Now my problem is that; if I switch to root, then umount /mnt/removable, and then mount it with : mount -t vfat -o rw /dev/sda1 /mnt/removable, it mounts it as rwxr--r-- and even if I try and chmod 777 removable on that folder, or chmod o+wx removable and chmod g+wx removable; it stays as rwxr--r--. Why does this happen ?
If I just logged into Mandrake 10.1 and go to a terminal and cd /mnt/removable and then do a "ls", there is nothing, but if I open the "shortcut to removable" icon on the desktop, all my files are there, and if I THEN go into the terminal and do a "ls" on removable, then everything is there.