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Old 06-03-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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iPod mounting read-only


This has been covered before, but the thread died, so I'll start a new one. Flame me if you feel the need.

Anyway, I'm having issues with my 4G iPod mounting as read-only under Debian. Going through fstab, I find no problems. Nothing on my machine has changed since my last mount. Only thing I did was connect it to a Win2000 machine, toss on some files in disk-mode, then disconnect it. Problems seem to point toward that, since it was NTFS. Anyway, I'll post my line in fstab now:

/dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod vfat rw,user,umask=000 0 0

Now, like I said, nothing has changed. That worked before. I can write to disk, but only on the root of the iPod, as root. As a basic user, I can't do anything, but I can now see the files. Before I deleted the folder I transfered over, I couldn't see a thing. gtkpod can not write to the disk at all.

I know this has been asked before, and I'm sorry for starting a new thread, but I have not found an answer yet. I'll answer any questions, I know I forgot something.

Thank you all in advance.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 04:18 AM   #2
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So - usually if you can do something as root but not as user it is a permissions issue. umask=7000 should give rwx access for everybody though. Check the actual permissions for /mnt/ipod that end up mounted. (ls -l /mnt ... if you stuff up umask you end up with permissions rwxr-xr-x for everything.)

The ntfs thing shouldn't make a difference since Win2k can write to fat32 OK. Unless you used Win2k to format it or make a directory ...
 
Old 06-03-2005, 11:52 AM   #3
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Switching the umask to 7000 worked. That's weird since it always worked as 000 before.

Anyway, thanks for helping. The result was... surprising, to say the least, considering it worked for so long and I'm just now getting trouble.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 08:32 PM   #4
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Chances are you've upgraded something and now umask is picky about all the bits being present. I think anything left out is assumed to be leading zeros. In a maski, this sets all the bits to 1.
 
  


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