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Old 11-02-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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permisions with subdirs of a fat32 drive


hi, im hoping to give a regualr user access to just one subdir on a fat32 drive without giving permission to the whole drive.
is it possible to do that?
can you mount a subdir of a drive without mounting the whole thing?

edit: im on fedora core 1
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:17 PM   #2
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Re: permisions with subdirs of a fat32 drive

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Originally posted by poiuytrewq
hi, im hoping to give a regualr user access to just one subdir on a fat32 drive without giving permission to the whole drive.
is it possible to do that?
can you mount a subdir of a drive without mounting the whole thing?

edit: im on fedora core 1
Yes, you can mount to any directory you want. You just have to use the appropriate mount command and know the path to the location you want in terms of /dev.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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>Yes, you can mount to any directory you want.

I think that what the original poster wants is to mount an arbitrary subdirectory of the vfat filesystem, not mount to an arbitrary subdirectory.

In answer to the original question, no: I'm not aware of any way to do that. Suggest you use a more modern filesystem than fat32: something with real permissions storage.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:57 PM   #4
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unfortunately reformatting is not an option right now.

to hopefully clarify

can i do something like

mount /dev/hda/myMP3dir /mnt/accessableToAllUsers

but not have the whole drive accessable?

it doesnt have to be done through mounting, thats just what came to my mind. any ideas?
 
  


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