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Old 02-19-2004, 02:29 AM   #1
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Can't access mounted partition?

Ok, i'm a pretty big newbie, so you'll have to bear with me here:

I got a new box up and running, partitioned the hd, put XP on one part, left a sizable chunk for a shared partition, then installed Mandrake 9.2 on the rest.

I can see the /mnt/win_d dir (that's the partition I intend to use between the OSes), and I can get to it when i'm logged in as root. But how do I make this available to other users? I can't seem to chmod it.
Old 02-19-2004, 04:10 AM   #2
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First question, it's not an NTFS partition is it? If it is, then convert it to FAT32 (and reformat if necessary). Captive just ain't there yet for writing to a NTFS partition.

Second, how about helping a brudda out and posting your /etc/fstab? (could it be the "ro" in the fstab file? )

Chances are that it's a NTFS partition and write access isn't quite ready for linux (without having to pay for it).

Old 02-19-2004, 07:28 PM   #3
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Nope, I specifically made it a FAT32 before installing

Here's my fstab:

/dev/hda6 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda3 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto user,noauto,exec,iocharset=iso8859-1,ro,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto user,noauto,sync,exec,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda2 /mnt/win_c ntfs iocharset=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
/dev/hda7 /mnt/win_d vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
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you can use the umask option and the uid, gid option if necessary

Old 02-19-2004, 08:22 PM   #5
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and I would do that how.....?
Old 02-19-2004, 08:22 PM   #6
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You could try adding 'user' to the options, like so;
/dev/hda7 /mnt/win_d vfat user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
Old 02-19-2004, 08:43 PM   #7
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This fstab line works for me:

/dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 vfat auto,users,owner,exec,umask=000 0 0
Old 02-20-2004, 04:33 PM   #8
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So what's a good way to share this folder over the network?

According to file properties, I can only share files under the home directory - so I created a link under my home directory to a dir on the windows drive. Is this the proper way to share a full access folder?


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