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Old 09-05-2002, 06:20 AM   #1
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Question problem writing to a shared windows folder

Hi from sunny Queensland! I have a dual boot system with RH 7.3/win98. I have a windows folder so that I can share files between the two systems. e.g. download a file with RH, then copy it to the shared folder. Trouble is that only root can send files to the windows folder. And I can't change permissions on that folder to allow my user alter ego to access it.
Can anyone tell me please how to set up a shared folder so that user(s) can write to it?
regards, doddy
Old 09-05-2002, 06:46 AM   #2
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Hi doddy,

had the same problem. You have to edit your 'fstab' and add ',umask=000' after the mount-options (e.g. 'defaults'). Make sure you don't enter a blank after the comma! Your resulting line should look something like:
/dev/hda6 /mnt/daten vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0
I hope I could help.
Old 09-05-2002, 06:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the prompt response, turbofisch. I'll try it and let you know how I get on.


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