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Old 02-09-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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regarding mounting fat32 partitions in ubuntu


hi,
I installed ubuntu on my pc.Everything works fine except mounting partitions of other Operating Systems(windows).It is able to mount them but it is not showing what the files are it is showing them as some unknown files and when i tried to open it, it is not responding and when i right click on it the icon is disappearing and the options on the right click are disappearing.When i press refresh button again the unknown file icons appear.The file names are visible but they are not executable .I tried to change its permission but even root is unable to change it Can neone plz help me.Thanks in anticipation.I think the problem is with the permissions.I can go to the directories in it through terminal in root but not as a user.

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Old 02-09-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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What are the extensions ( .??? ) of these windows files your trying to open?
 
Old 02-09-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
secesh
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i use
Code:
/dev/hdc5        /mnt/vfat        vfat        defaults,gid=users,umask=0002,users 0 0
note the use of gid, and mask, and users
the result is mountable/unmountable by users, and the permissions:
Quote:
drwxrwxr-x 9 root users 4096 1969-12-31 19:00 vfat/
 
Old 02-09-2005, 01:01 PM   #4
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Yahooooooooooooo I got them. Thanks for ur help man.
bye,
Pranith
 
Old 02-27-2005, 03:27 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by secesh
i use
Code:
/dev/hdc5        /mnt/vfat        vfat        defaults,gid=users,umask=0002,users 0 0
note the use of gid, and mask, and users
the result is mountable/unmountable by users, and the permissions:
I'm having (essentially) the same problem as pranith, but the hard drive I'm trying to mount is only for storage, no previous operating system on it.
I tried what I quoted, but am still haveing the problem where the folders are coming up as unrecognisable file types. I also don't have read write capabilities.

Here is my fstab line for this hard drive:

/dev/hdd1 /mnt/Media vfat defaults,gid=users,umask=0002 0 0


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