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Old 09-05-2003, 06:36 PM   #1
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permissions on fat32 fubar

Hey trying to get genttoo able to read some fat32 drives. keep coming up with no permissions for my name but root has full acess. here /dev/hda2
/boot ext3 noauto,noatime 1 1
/dev/hda4 / ext3 noatime 0 0
/dev/hda3 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro,users 0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,ro,users 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/win1 vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0
/dev/hdc5 /mnt/win2 vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0
/dev/hdc6 /mnt/win3 vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0

proc /procis the fstab setup

nay help is appreciated
Old 09-05-2003, 06:55 PM   #2
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okay, here's what I've done (though it was for a USB Pen device, also fat32 ...)

chmod 777 the directories in question for full read-write access (in my case /mnt/removable)

and I just used the following line in fstab

/dev/sda1 /mnt/removable vfat noauto,users,rw 0 0

and that seemed to do the trick ... I can't try it out on any fat32 partitions since I only have one ntfs partition with windows on it... I hope it helps a little bit anyway ...

Last edited by ceedeedoos; 09-05-2003 at 07:02 PM.
Old 09-05-2003, 08:36 PM   #3
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Here is what I did when I was using FAT32. I tried over and over to get an fstab entry for that partition, in which my regular users could read and write to it. After posting on 2 this site, and the gentoo forums, I had no solution. A friend of mine gave me this solution:

In /etc/fstab:
/dev/hdx     /media     vfat     noauto,users     0 0
Change /media to your mount point

Then you have to:
1. Manually mount the drive AS your non-root user
2. Create some type of logon script that mounts it for you when you login as that user.

This will give that non-root user full access to the partition.
Like I said, I had many people and tried many different entries, but after trying about 10 different fstab entries from 2 different forums, I was left with doing this.

Since then I have formatted the 120GB to reiserfs instead of FAT32, as I only use windows for Counter-Strike.

Let me know how it goes, also if you find an fstab entry that does it properly and automatically, please post it here.

Last edited by zakl; 09-05-2003 at 08:39 PM.


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