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Old 08-29-2003, 12:56 PM   #1
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Mounted drive permissions? Vfat


Hi folks a couple questions. Am I right in assuming that I can actually write to a Fat32 file system? Oddly I've seen lots saying "OMG don't write to an NTFS" but no definitive answers on Fat32.

Anyhow, if I can write, then maybe you can help me. Here is a copy of my /etc/fstab

Code:
LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hdb3               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto    noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/hda1               /home/kiteless/mnt/win2k              vfat    defaults,umask=022 0 0
/dev/hdb5               /home/kiteless/mnt/storage            vfat    defaults,umask=022 0 0
Now these seem to mount jsut fine, however I can't write to the "storage" or the "win2k" partition. It tells me Access Denied to /home/kiteless/mnt/storage or whatever I happened to name the mount point. Using LinNeighborhood I can copy to and from my SMB shares, so maybe I am just mounting these wrong? Ideallly I'd like to mount them somewhere that all uses on the machine (just kiteless and root at the moment, may add more) can read and write to them.

Final question (kind of like Who wants to be a millionaire no?), I know how to mount with LinNeighborhood, how can I add what I mounted in LinNeighborhood to my fstab? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 08-29-2003, 01:14 PM   #2
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in fstab options, gid=n uid=n and umask=m can be used to preset access privileges on partions that do not natively support linux file attributes.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 01:17 PM   #3
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mount your samba in fstab with -t smbfs and search the forum for relavent options. you can also use autofs to mount smbfs which will also give you hits on the search here.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 01:32 PM   #4
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more clearly, in fstab for smbfs it's

//serverName/shareName /mnat/shareName smbfs passwd=passwd,user=user,rw 0 0

of course you can add more options as required
 
  


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