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Old 02-27-2004, 02:47 AM   #1
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vfat drives and garnome


Heyas
I've recently converted to linux from a windows system and I've got a big ol 120 gig drive that has a bunch of data on it but still has some space on it (as opposed to my root drive). The whole thing is formated with fat32 (in 20 and 10 gig chunks).

My problem in particular is that when I try to run garnome it wants to change user and group id's and play around with the permissions, but it isnt allowed. I've tried messing around with umask, fmask, dmask trying to get garnome what it wants, but no luck. I've sifted through the man pages for mount/ fstab and searched around the net a bit but havent really found anything helpful. Is it possible to run garnome from a vfat drive? (I'm out of space on my root drive)..

the fstab entry for the drive in mention is
/dev/hdb6 /mnt/programs vfat noauto,user,exec,rw,suid,umask=007 0 2

thx
 
Old 02-27-2004, 12:48 PM   #2
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/dev/hdb6 /mnt/programs vfat noauto,users,exec,rw,suid,umask=007 0 2
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:34 AM   #3
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Hrm.. ok tried that, still no go, still get an error:
tar: garnome-0.30.1: Cannot change ownership to uid 1000, gid 1000: Operation not permitted.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 07:09 AM   #4
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Are you root when you're doing this?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:04 PM   #5
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Yes I'm root when I try to untar it.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:11 PM   #6
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Ok.. eh.. I thought you had to be root to do everything of importance.. I unmounted the drive and remounted it with just a user account then untarred it as that user and it worked fine.. Thanks
 
  


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