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Old 04-04-2004, 09:17 AM   #1
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Read/Write access to a partition?


Hello, I have a FAT32 partition that is mounted so I can access it in linux, however only ROOT is able to write to the partition?

What do I need to do so that my normal user login has access/permission to read/write to the fat32 partition?

Many thanks

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Old 04-04-2004, 09:27 AM   #2
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You have to edit the file /etc/fstab. Here is an example:

Code:
/dev/hda1		/mnt/win_c		vfat uid=500,gid=500,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw 1 0
That mounts your first partition (/dev/hda1), otherwise, change it for your correct partition, at the folder /mnt/win_c. That, indeed, assumes that you have already created a directory called win_c at mnt (or create now, as root, type: mkdir /mnt/win_c).

After editing that file, you may need to umount and remount the partition or restart your computer. It's your call

Good luck!
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:29 AM   #3
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you need to change the permissions of the mount point and/or
edit your /etc/fstab
 
Old 04-04-2004, 02:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies.
Megaman X: my fstab file has the exact line in it. I have a question though. When I reboot, I can go into /mnt and I see the fat partition, but I'd like a link to be present on the desktop? How do I make it automount to the desktop when X loads?
 
Old 04-04-2004, 02:31 PM   #5
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Cool Boggit!. Well, it depends the desktop manager you are using I think. It's it's gnome/kde then you can create a link to your destkop (Right click on the destkop, then choose Link to application). There make a link to Nautilus(if Gnome) or Konqueror (if KDE) to point to that partition. Note, I do not use KDE or Gnome, nor am sure if that would work. But the approach should be something like this

Sorry not being so helpful about this though

Good luck!
 
Old 04-04-2004, 03:05 PM   #6
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Thanks so much Megaman X. Yeah I am using GNOME. Thank you for your help! Now just to set up internet on this pc
 
  


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