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I'm having a problem with a USB hard drive. It is a laptop drive in a USB enclosure and is properly detected when I plug it in. I can read and execute anything on it. My problem is being able to write to it. It's formatted as FAT32 so I can use it for Windows as well as Linux, but thus far I cannot write to it. I tried changing the permissions to open it up totally but that failed.
I'm using it on Knoppix 3.3 on several different machines, including a couple laptops. Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful.
Not entirely sure who the owner would be. I put the existing files on it in Windows. I'm fairly new to Linux, is there a way to tell who the owner is? It let me change permissions on the drive, so I assume it thinks I am.
You won't be able to change the permissions on the drive since fat filesystems do not support linux file permissions but you can mount it as with a different umask such as umask="0000" which will let any user read or write to it.
I haven't had the time to test it any more recently, but I'm still going to try your advice. I'll probably just plug it in to my SuSE box at home and try it from there. Good suggestions so far, I'm learning from your posts.