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Old 11-03-2004, 04:31 PM   #1
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Writing to FAT32 and reading from NTFS in FC2


My computer has 4 partitions on it; the NTFS partition for WIn2000, the ext3 partition for Fedora Core2, a FAT32 partition for transferring data between the two; and another FAT32 partition (my USB mp3 player). VC2 reads from both vfat partitions fine; how do I set it up to wirte to them? Also, I've heard that it is possible to read NTFS partitions in newer distros. How do I set this up?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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NTFS read support needs to be enabled in the kernel - this probabaly means recompiling the kernel. See the numerous howtos all over the place.

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Old 11-04-2004, 10:21 AM   #3
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Right now I'm less worried about NTFS support than FAt32. Ok, I believe I know what the problem is: it's not a question of support, but of permissions (for the vfat HDs). The permissions are set so that only root can write to the drives, however when I change the permissions in the root account it won't save: it says the permissions are changed, but when I log back into my home accoun, it says I'm still not allowed to write to it. Is there a terminal command I can do to change the permissions?
 
Old 11-04-2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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For NTFS support i use linux-ntfs which can be downloaded here for FC2

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/fedora2.html

It's an RPM so you won't have to recompile the kernel.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 04:22 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot! But is there a command to enable users to write to certain locations? I change the permissions to my fat32 drives in root, but when I log back into another account it says I'm still only allowed to read from them.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 04:26 PM   #6
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to read and write to FAT32 add the following line to the bottom of your /etc/fstab (file)
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windowsFAT32 vfat rw,umask=0000,uid=user,gid=group 0 0

change (UID) to the username you want to give permission to and (GID) to the group
as an example this is what it looks like on my computer.

/dev/hdb3 /mnt/SharedDrive vfat rw,umask=0000,uid=neonix,gid=neonix 0 0
 
  


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