Mounting a "special device", Read Only
I have Linux running on a machine on which eComStation is also installed. I wish to designate one partition of the eComStation installation for data transfer between the two OSes. At the moment I want the transfer to be in one direction only, so I want to mount the transfer partition witout write permission for anyone, including the superuser.
Mounting the partition in Linux is no problem:
<mount -t hpfs /dev/sda12 /home/stan/importdata>.
But the default is to mount with write permission, which I don't want. As I read the man page for mount, I should be able to alter this by adding the r option behind the -t:
<mount -tr hpfs /dev/sda12 /home/stan/importdata>.
But this gets me a referral back to the man page, so clearly I am misunderstanding, although it seems simple enough. What is it that I am misunderstanding?