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Old 01-22-2006, 03:41 AM   #1
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Ownership or permissions on a FAT32 Volume


Hi,

I have my FAT32 volume mounted automatically to /media/fat

and it and all is contents are owned by root:root

and I cannot chown it to my user which means whenever I need to copy my encoded rip files to windows for listening to at work I have to sudo the task - which is OK in the terminal but I would rather be able to change the perms on at least a folder in that volume that I can copy to from the nautilus...

Any suggestions?

TIA

Will
 
Old 01-22-2006, 04:30 AM   #2
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fat32 does not have permissions so u have to pass the permissions thru the fstab file. here is my copy of fstab

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /win/c vfat rw,exec,noatime,uid=500,,gid=500,user 0 0
/dev/hda5 /win/d vfat rw,exec,noatime,uid=500,,gid=500,user 0 0
/dev/hdb9 /win/d_ak vfat rw,exec,noatime,uid=500,,gid=500,user 0 0
/dev/hda6 /win/e vfat rw,exec,noatime,uid=500,,gid=500,user 0 0
/dev/hdb5 /win/e_avk vfat rw,exec,noatime,uid=500,,gid=500,user 0 0
/dev/hda7 /win/f vfat rw,exec,noatime,uid=500,,gid=500,user 0 0
/dev/hdb6 /win/f_avk vfat rw,exec,noatime,uid=500,,gid=500,user 0 0
LABEL=SWAP-hdb8 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0


as u can c iam passing the uid of the user to whom i want to give permissions. modify urs accordingly. if have any doubts abt the parameters then refer 'man mount'
 
Old 01-22-2006, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thank you so much - that was a great help. Works fine now.
 
  


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