Windows Fat32 vs Gparted Fat32
I haven't used Linux in years and I'm a more than a little rusty. I am doing a favor for a client and came across a strange issue today.
A Windows formatted Fat32 USB drive was read only in Linux. When I formatted the same USB drive, again Fat32, using Gparted it was read/write. I don't think the fstab entry is wrong, since the usb drives register as rw, but I can't confirm this as I don't have access to the device at the moment.
What is the difference between the two methods of formatting? Does Windows us a different partition ID?
My client is very uncomfortable using Gparted to format the usb drives. I would like to be able to offer a workaround for him, if possible.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.