[short version] My FAT32 drive is read only to all users including root even though I'm fairly sure it's mounted as read/write for everyone correctly, what did I do wrong [/short version]
Hi, I just installed Fedora Core 3 as my entrance to the Linux world. I've been able to get most of the stuff I want working but I can't for some reason access my shared FAT32 partition. I have a 200 gig SATA hard Drive and It's split into the following partitions
/dev/sda1 * 1 131 1052226 6 FAT16
/dev/sda2 132 393 2104515 1b Hidden W95 FAT32
/dev/sda3 394 3004 20972857+ 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 3005 24321 171228802+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 3005 6268 26218048+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 6269 6399 1052226 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda7 6400 24321 143958433+ b W95 FAT32
The problem partition is SDA7. Linux is running on logical drives SDA5 and 6 in the extended SDA4 partition, windows 95 and XP are running on SDA2 & 3 and SDA1 is where Bootmagic lives so SDA1-3 haven't been mounted. I partitioned the Drive using Partition magic from Windows before I wiped and re-installed everything. I installed Fedora, then win 95, then Win XP then reinstalled Bootmagic into the boot partition(sda1) and I use that to decide what to boot to.
I have mounted the drive using the FSTAB entry:
/dev/sda7 /mnt/sda7 vfat user,owner,rw,umask=222 0 0
and I have also tried the same thing without owner in it, with umask-000 and with no umask line or owner but in each case permissions are set to read only for all users including root. If I try to log in as root and change permissions it tells me I cannot change the permissions as it is a read only drive. What can I do?
Is the problem because I created it with partition magic and not the Linux Fdisk or is there a problem with SATA? I'm assuming from the names it's being treated as SCSI
Sorry if I've waffled on for a relatively simple question here but I thought it best to give too much information than not enough.