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Hi, i have 40G shared fat32 partition between linux and windows (yeah yeah, i still got windows on my machine) when i write data to the fat32 partition from linux, sometimes windows cant see it, sometimes it can. the permission set is all owned by root, and group root. Why is this happening? how can i write things to it from linux and still allow windows to see it? thanx
Is this a dual boot? You did not say so; do you have both operating systems running simultaneously?
If both are running and both mount the partition at the same time, you are certain to have trouble, and one not seeing what the other writes is the common manifestation of the trouble.
If a dual boot, and what you write using Linux isn't seen when the system is rebooted into windows, then I have no clue unless the file is written with the "hidden" bit set (you might check that). I have never had that problem myself.
what kind of files are you creating. also make sure you have the fat32 part mounted when you write to files. you make just be writing to an empty directory which is why it wont show up becaus eit was never mounted. we need mroe info.
I think this is a similar issue so I shall ask here:
I have a Linux box and Windows box networked. The Linux machine is used as a server and works pretty much faultlessly with one exception: I will often use the Windows box to find files for Linux (RPMs etc) and save them to the Linux machine. Windows can "see" these files but Linux cannot unless I use a terminal screen. It's not a huge problem, but is there a way of "refreshing" the contents of the folder on the Linux machine from the GUI, similar to F5 in Windows?
he has a partition that is accesible from Windows and Linux(lets say in Windows is D: and in Linu /dev/hda3;Windows instaled on c/dev/hda1)and Linux instaled on /dev/hda2).He uses(like i do too) D/dev/hda3) for files coomen both to Wondows and Linux(a place where to store for ex: movies,music).
On system it works i have no problems: all files written to D: in linux are shown in Windows
my system is set up exactly like zvonSully said, the problem is that sometimes I write file from linux to fat32 and i can see, sometimes I can't, files i am writting to it are like *.doc (using openoffice) and *.pdf files. And yes, my machine is a dual boot
Distribution: FreeBSD 6.2/widows[not 8 legs nor black]
hm I foergot to say something,
in fat32, you cant set permisions.
the fat32 fs is mounted as rw by root, its owned by root, if you want to be readable from a normal user, u can set the uid option (for the user u want to see) or the gid option, for the group.