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Old 01-14-2005, 05:17 AM   #1
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Debian normal user cant mount windows shared partition

Hi, Im using Debian with kernel bf24.

I have windows partition as vfat in my hard disk.

Currently , I must 'su -' as Root in order to read and write my windows partition.

my fstab is as follows:

/dev/hda2 /home/fj/win1 vfat rw,fj,auto 0 2
/dev/hdb1 /home/fj/win2 vfat rw,fj,auto 0 2

I have tried to 'chmod 777' both:
/dev/hda2 and /dev/hdb1

but still the message is:
bash: cd: win1: Permission denied

is there any other way to read my windows partitions rather than being a root? cause i try to use juk my mp3 are all in my windows partitions.

Thank you very much for your help.

Last edited by silverstormboy; 01-14-2005 at 05:18 AM.
Old 01-14-2005, 06:27 AM   #2
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/dev/hda2 /home/fj/win1 vfat auto,user,umask=000 0 2
/dev/hdb1 /home/fj/win2 vfat auto,user,umask=000 0 2

I don't know what fj is, add it if you want. I don't think rw is needed, not sure though (I'm not working on a Linux system right now ).
Old 01-14-2005, 06:28 AM   #3
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You should add user (or was it users) option.
also suid or nosuid may be of help.

man mount
to get more relevant information
Old 01-14-2005, 07:25 AM   #4
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BRAVOO....wuuhhuu.....Thank you so much Haiyadragon and Sohni for your reply.

I followed what Haiyadragon said, and

I've been trying to figure this out for just a newbiee

Thankss a bunch guys for the fastest reply, i appreciate it


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