Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 08-01-2006, 11:59 AM   #16
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: London
Distribution: Arch - Latest
Posts: 1,522

Rep: Reputation: 45

Originally Posted by lugoteehalt
That line hath crazy gone, surely?? Unless 'auto' means something I've never head of - which is quite possible. Try:

/dev/hda5 /mnt/soft vfat noauto,user,umask=000 0 0

You'll have to mount it yourself, because of the 'noauto'. You might put in noexec to stop it from executing Windows programs. Don't think that it's an extended partition makes any diferrence.
in his fstab entry auto is the filesystem, as in automatically detect it, noauto is as you say, do not automatically mount it at boot.

OP you stated in the very first post you managed to mount it, go back and change the line to read what it did originally, you then need to take skylines advice and add the umask. FAT32 FS do not support *nix permissions, so umask=000 is telling all files to be rwxrwxrwx (or 777 - it works in reverse) when the partition is mounted.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Partition linux for i can make a fat32 fs juggalostll7 Linux - Software 1 04-14-2005 01:06 AM
make a folder readable evensen Linux - Software 6 12-29-2004 07:37 AM
Any way to make a large FAT32 Partition? yzrider210 Linux - Newbie 9 12-06-2003 07:28 PM
how to make a fat32 partition on linux os pelgrim Linux - Newbie 4 03-17-2003 06:51 PM
Make an archive readable aizkorri Programming 4 03-07-2002 12:01 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:50 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration