Okay, I'm stumpted again and need your help.
Here's the setup: Toshiba Satellite notebook. Dual boot Red Hat 9.0 and Windows XP. As seen in Partition Magic, reading from left to right, the drive is laid out this way:
Red Hat (5 gig) - Windows XP NTFS (7 Gig) - FAT 32 Data (8 gig)
I'm trying to get Red Hat to be able to write to the FAT32 partition, in part so that I can network another notebook to the Toshiba so the Toshiba can accept periodic backups. Here is what I have done to try to access the FAT 32 partion:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/windows
Now I can see all the files on the FAT 32 but I can't write to any of the folders. I tried to log in as root and change the permissions but it said I didn't created the folder so I couldn't change permissions! The FAT32 was of course created in Windows months before Red Hat was installed. Even though I substituted user while logged in as my usual identity, it lists the created of the directory as root. But even whether I am logged in as root or my usual login ID, it won't let me change the permissions (I'm trying to change them via the GUI, not the command line - a possible cause?)
Also, how can I rig the machine to mount that directory each time? After rebooting I noticed that the directory was still there but no longer mounted to the FAT partition.