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Old 10-15-2003, 12:24 AM   #1
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Fat32 permission

I'm having problems saving stuff to my fat32 drive from my user name. I know its a permission problem but Icna't figure out how to fix it. I tried
chown -R user file
it gives me about a thousand variants of this message
chown: changing ownership of `/mnt/dos/Shared/ECDC Engine/uninst.isu': Operation not permitted
the only thing that changes in the response is the filename that its trying ot change the permission of. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this??
Old 10-15-2003, 01:17 AM   #2
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It is not about permissions, but how you mount your vfat partition.
Here is an entry for a windows partition in my /etc/fstab:

/dev/hdb9 /mnt/gordo vfat auto,users,utf8,shortname=mixed,umask=0,suid 0 0

All users have write access.
Run 'man mount' to learn about these options.
Old 10-15-2003, 01:32 AM   #3
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You could try this in /etc/fstab if you have no luck - make sure you substitue you're partition name and mount point in.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat umask=000,defaults 0 0


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