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Old 10-18-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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cannot write on mounted partition

i have a vfat partition for files that is shared by a windows partition and fedora 7.
i already have edited fstab to somehow automount that partition. however, i still mount it every time. and after i mount it, i cannot write on the partition (copying files from my home directory).

here is cat output of fstab:

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0

/dev/sda2 /media/sharedfat vfat default,users,rw 0 0

am i missing something?
i know defaults should be rw. but its no help. so i included rw in the options.
anyway, it still wont let me copy to it.
Old 10-18-2007, 07:23 AM   #2
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Try to replace "users,rw" with umask=000 to the vfat partition in fstab, or just try it out with mount -o umask=000 /dev/sda2 /media/sharedfat.
Old 10-20-2007, 07:33 AM   #3
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thanks dude! it worked. haha.


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