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Old 02-22-2005, 09:29 PM   #1
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Cannot write to FAT32 drives properly

I'm running SimplyMEPIS Linux on an IBM Thinkpad T40.

I have a 25GB partition on my lone drive, formatted as FAT32. I can read/write to the partition okay, using Konquerer, while logged in with my user account. However, when I use Azureus (the BitTorrent client) to download files directly to this partition, that fails.

Here is my /etc/fstab:

/dev/hda3 / ext3 defaults,noatime 1 1
/dev/hda4 swap swap sw,pri=1 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devmode=0666 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
# Dynamic entries
/dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 ntfs noauto,users,exec,ro,umask=0222 0 0
/dev/hda2 /mnt/hda2 vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=000 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,users,dev,ro 0 0
For some reason, if I update the second line of the dynamic entries to add 'rw' to the list of options in the list, when I reboot my machine, the fstab is reverted to normal.

Thank you very much
- Tharsan
Old 02-22-2005, 09:36 PM   #2
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It seems that this partition is re added to the file on every boot.

Maybe adding a permanent entry for it might work.
Old 02-22-2005, 09:46 PM   #3
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I don't know mepis but fstab has to be edited as root. If you are trying to edit as user that could explain why it does not save. I've used knoppix and you can write to a drive if you do it as root. I read what you said about being able to write to the drive as user. I don't know about the Bit torrent client. Maybe some one else does.


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