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Old 03-10-2005, 11:24 PM   #1
Magusofdreams
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vfat file permissions


I cannot change the file permissions for my fat32 drive. I can only accesses the files while I am root. I tried chmod I could change all the other files permissions.

My fstab look like this for the offending file.

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/dev/hdb2  /files/Music  vfat  rw,user,exec  0  0
I tried hunting around google but could not find anything
 
Old 03-10-2005, 11:46 PM   #2
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In this http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...?postid=706165 thread it says that changing the user is prohibited I think it means I have to mount it differently. I want to make it so the "other" permission has read and execute.

 
Old 03-11-2005, 12:10 AM   #3
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I should have googled around a little more I was close. It was the fstab file I changed it as followed.

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/dev/hdb2  /files/Music  vfat  defaults,umask=000,mode=777 1  0
This is where I got the information http://www.issociate.de/board/post/1..._do_chmod.html
 
Old 03-11-2005, 12:38 AM   #4
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I still cannot change the owner of the file.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 07:45 AM   #5
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http://www.geocities.com/wnarifin/linux/fstab.txt
 
Old 03-11-2005, 08:20 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Magusofdreams
I still cannot change the owner of the file.
You cannot change the ownership of a file on FAT32, as this filesystem does not know about ownerships and access rights. That is the reason why you have to use the umask parameter to tell Linux how to handle these files. But this is static and can only be changed for all files on that drive.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 11:30 AM   #7
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So to setup the user and the file permissions for a vfat mount point you need to make sure that the user and file permissions are designated in the ftstab via umask and uid.

Thank you for all the help I think I have figured it out.
 
  


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