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I have just burned and installed slackware 9.1 but being used to RH 9 i now can't find how to do some things or why things work so differently. Now my main problem is that i'm not able to cd to a fat partition with a regular account, only as root. so, i tried loging as root and changing permissions on the partition (/mnt/drive.d) but when i use chmod it won't change anything. Can u please enlighten me on this matter. thx in advance for your help.
'umask=000' sets the default permissions for Windows drives to rwxrwxrwx. Since they don't support permissions, you have to specify them here. Values are the same used for the chmod command; to change permissions with chmod to rw-rw-rw-, you would run 'chmod 666 <file>'. For the Win drive, you would put 'umask=666'. The numbers are conjured like this:
r+w+x r+w+x r+w+x - This yields '777'
4+2+1 4+2+1 4+2+1
r+w+- r+w+- r+w+- - This yields '666'
4+2+0 4+2+0 4+2+0
thank u very much for your explanation, i'm still trying to get a grip on how linux really works, i used RedHat 9 for about 3 months so i thought it was time to go and get a more complex but also more powerfull distro and today i installed Slackware 9.1 but all the principles i used in RedHat 9 don't seem to work in Slackware so i'm quite a bit lost. thx for your help