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Old 10-02-2005, 01:45 PM   #1
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Mounting my Fat32 Partition in Mandriva


Howdy, everyone.

I've got a dual-boot Mandriva 2005 LE and XP system going on. I have a Fat32 partition that I'd like to use as a shared drive. So far, I've followed the instructions on the Ubuntuguide site, so my /etc/fstab file now contains this line:

/dev/hdd1 /mnt/win_c2 vfat umask=0002,iocharset=utf8,user,rw 0 0

I still have the problem, however, that I can't write to the filesystem right when I log in. Now, I can login, open up a terminal as root, unmount the filesystem, switch back to an ordinary user, and remount the filesystem, and I can read and write all I like. But that's inconvenient. Is there something I can do to make the system read-write accessible from the start?

I'd be very much obliged.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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Re: Mounting my Fat32 Partition in Mandriva

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Originally posted by Oldrac
So far, I've followed the instructions on the Ubuntuguide site, so my /etc/fstab file now contains this line:

/dev/hdd1 /mnt/win_c2 vfat umask=0002,iocharset=utf8,user,rw 0 0
If you follow the Ubuntu Guide, your entry should like this:
Code:
/dev/hdd1       /mnt/win_c2  vfat    iocharset=utf8,umask=000   0       0

Last edited by aysiu; 10-02-2005 at 02:16 PM.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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change 'user' to 'users' (with an s at the end)
 
Old 10-02-2005, 06:22 PM   #4
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All right, I've added the s to "user." Thanks!
If only it were that easy, though.

It looks like that's added group-wide read-write access, which seems like a step in the right direction, but the "other" access is still read-only, so that doesn't do me a whole lot of good as it is.
Also, it's put an icon for the drive that wasn't there before on the desktop. (I'm using the KDE desktop, if that makes a difference.)

Any other suggestions?
 
Old 10-02-2005, 06:35 PM   #5
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Did you read my post?
 
Old 10-02-2005, 06:45 PM   #6
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Yeah, I did. I'm sorry I didn't respond.

I should have said that I tried the Ubuntu method, and didn't have any luck with that.
But that's what led me to mess around with fstab in the first place - I'd never heard of the file before today.

Sorry for being unclear.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 06:52 PM   #7
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Well, if you look closely, there's actually a difference between what you had in your /etc/fstab, supposedly based on what's in the Ubuntu Guide, and what's actually in the Ubuntu Guide. Please take a closer look.

Your line ends with this
Code:
vfat umask=0002,iocharset=utf8,user,rw 0 0
but the Ubuntu Guide's line ends with this
Code:
vfat    iocharset=utf8,umask=000   0       0

Last edited by aysiu; 10-02-2005 at 06:53 PM.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 07:27 PM   #8
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Oh, yep, it was that trailing 2 that fouled everything up.
Thanks a bundle!
 
  


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