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Old 06-22-2004, 11:26 PM   #1
Farquar210
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Unhappy Problem Writing to A Hard Drive


Hi, All,
I installed RedHat Enterprise Workstation on my system. I have an AMD Athlon 2000+ CPU, AN11 Stealth Mainboard, almost a gig of RAM, 4gig HD (primary), 20gig HD (data), a DVD- ROM, and a DVD+/-RW. When I installed, RedHat detected everything ok, but signed in as a user, I cannot write to the data hard drive. I signed in as root and attempted to change the Write permissions, but when I put a check in the User Write box, the check dissappears immediately. I've tried editing the /etc/fstab, I've tried changing groups on the drives file, nothing works. It will not let me change the groups or anything; even signed in as root, I get a message saying I'm not authorized to change the groups for the hard drive. Any ideas?


Thanks,

Steve

 
Old 06-23-2004, 03:02 AM   #2
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Post your fstab entries for the partitions on the data drive.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 07:19 AM   #3
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Here's the line from my /fstab:

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows auto owner,user 0 0

I've tried writing it several different ways, including putting vfat where auto is; this is the latest. None of them would let me write to the drive, or let me change permissions. Incidentally, I use 2 other distros at present (Debian and SuSE 9.0 -Technology Evaluation copy. The drive works fine with those, so it has to be something with Redhat.

Thanks,

Steve
 
Old 06-23-2004, 07:22 AM   #4
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I almost forgot to mention that the other OSs I use this drive with are (don't gag!): Win98, WinME, and Win2000. It works fine with those, too. :-~
 
Old 06-23-2004, 11:25 AM   #5
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I assume it's a FAT32 partition. If so, change your line to this:

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,quiet 0 0
 
Old 06-23-2004, 01:35 PM   #6
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Thank you very much, kilgoretrout,
That got it! I really appreciate your help!

Thanks again,

Steve
 
  


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