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Old 03-10-2005, 08:29 AM   #1
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Mounting fat32 drives with read/write access in Fedora


How can i mount the drives in fat32 format so that users other than root can write on them
Anyone out there to help me out?
 
Old 03-10-2005, 08:37 AM   #2
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Yes, you need to put umask=0 on the line in /etc/fstab that mounts it, like so
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/dev/hdb2 /mnt/share vfat umask=0 0 0
 
Old 03-23-2005, 01:26 PM   #3
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Will this work with a external hard drive like the Maxtor One Touch?

I was able to use it up until yersterday when I was backing up some files when it gave me a message saying the destination is read only...so I tried to change the permissions and it than says that I'm not the owner. I than tried from root but it repeats the same error messages. The Maxtor One Touch is a Fat32 external hard drive. Wierd how it all of a sudden denied me access. Any help would be appreciated, take care. Bob

p.s. How do you access the code to implement the changes?
 
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Have you tried reformating the drive?
 
  


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