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Old 10-24-2003, 10:58 AM   #1
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Spurious change of permissions on a VFAT partition under SuSE 8.2


I've mounted my VFAT partitions under Linux (SuSE 8.2) and everything works just fine. The problem is that from time to time (mainly when I massively copy files to/from a VFAT partition), the filesystem changes to read only, although all the permissions are still set to allow me to write and I was still writing on it seconds before. I just get the error message telling me that the filesystem is read only.
A remount of the partition solves the problem, but it is extremely annoying.

Does anyone have an idea where the problem comes from?

Old 10-24-2003, 12:21 PM   #2
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don't have windows but I think you may be copy from win to lin etc it automatically assumes root is the owner.

try opening the file manager open with root privilege.
Old 10-24-2003, 12:26 PM   #3
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No, I said everything works fine before, and at some point, the partition switches to read only. Then not even root can write on it (read only filesystem error).
The only way to get write access back is to unmount and remount the partition.



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