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Old 09-04-2004, 07:12 AM   #1
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cannot access FAT32 partition

hi everyone,

i have a VFAT partition mounted on /fat-d at start-up. the problem is, i cant cd into /fat-d as a regular user unless i unmount it first then mount it again. so far, i have tried messing with the options in fstab, and i also tried changing directory permissions for /fat-d (the permissions always go back to 744 when i reboot).

this is what is in my fstab:
/dev/hda3        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda4        /                ext2        defaults         1   1
/dev/hda1        /fat-c           vfat        defaults,users   1   0
/dev/hda5        /fat-d           vfat        defaults,users,dmask=000,fmask=033   1   0
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,users,ro  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,users     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
I dont know what else i can do.
Old 09-04-2004, 07:26 AM   #2
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This is my entry in /etc/fstab
/dev/hda6 /mnt/windata vfat iocharset=iso8859-15,rw,umask=0 0 0
See if something like this helps.

Old 09-04-2004, 07:34 AM   #3
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I would use umask instead of fmask and dmask, that should do the trick, but if it still doesn't work, try removing the default option and inserting what you need only. Search in the man pages for mount.

man mount
Old 09-04-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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i used the umask and iocharset options. it works like a charm now.
thank you both very much


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