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Old 02-01-2003, 04:37 PM   #1
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Question Write permissions

I recently installed Slackware 8.1 and I'm having some problems connecting to the internet and sound problems and I am reading alot and browsing the forums trying to find an answer for those, but let me get to the question.

How can I set the permissions so I can create or copy txt files to my zip drive or my winxp partition?

I can read and copy from both of them but not to them!!

My Win partition is NTFS.

and in my fstab my zip drive reads as follows:

/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip vfat noauto,user 0 0

hope this helps, it sure would be nice (since i'm not connected with linux) to be able to save the results from logs on linux to the zip drive so I can post them and get help.

I do hate writing.

any help would be appreicated.

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Old 02-01-2003, 04:46 PM   #2
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Well, ntfs writing isn't supported really at this point. There is some read support, but I don't know of anything that will allow you to write.

Try issuing these commands:

mkdir /mnt/zip

mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip

And then try writing to /mnt/zip
Old 02-01-2003, 05:59 PM   #3
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As said, you are stuck as far as NTFS write support, so you will most likely have to have the zip be an in between like Wolven is describing. Write to it and then boot XP and save it that way, but you're not gonna be able to have direct write support. You can enable (theoretically) NTFS write supp. in the kernel but i wouldn't.
Old 02-02-2003, 03:03 AM   #4
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Thank you both.

I did alittle more reading and found out that I could corrupt my file sys with NTFS, so that's a definite no.

And I'm able to write to my zip drive now so maybe it won't be to long before I'm logged in with Linux.

It seems by adding:

umask=002 0 0

to my fstab allowed me to write to my zip.
My fstab did read:

/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip vfat noauto,user 0 0

again thanks.
Old 02-03-2003, 09:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tip. I'll try to remember that if someone else asks about zip drives... Wow these forums get lots of questions!


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