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Old 04-22-2002, 11:00 AM   #1
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Question vfat write permissions

Dear everybody,
I am facing this problem. I have a removable HD mounted on hdd1 with vfat fs since it's an HD that belongs to a Win machine usually. what I can't get is my users to gain write permissions on it since ofcourse I can't change permissions on a fs that does not support multiuser. How can I solve this? I don't want to give them supersusers permissions (add them to the sudoers or stuff like that), is there any other way to solve it?

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Check /dev/hdd1 has write permission
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This is what I get when I issue a "mount" command:

/dev/hda1 on / type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hda3 on /home type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hdd1 on /home/sybyl/hd type vfat (rw)

what else should I check?

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check the following,may helps:
#chmod 666 /dev/hdd1 /home/sybyl/hd

Good Luck
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You could try using ' umask=000 ' in your /etc/fstab file. Like this:

/dev/hdd1 /home/sybyl/hd vfat noauto,user,umask=000 0 0

This will give read/write/execute permissions to everyone. Or you could use ' umask=111 ' to give read/write permissions.


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