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Old 12-07-2003, 08:56 PM   #1
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Making a Windows partition read/write for all users

I'm using Fedora Core 1.

I edited my fstab file so that it points to my 2 vfat partitions (one for Windows ME* and one for an extra storage one) and set it to rw,user 0 0 or whatever it asks for...But only root has rwXx priveliges for it. Users can only have rXx privileges. I cant copy and paste my file because I'm in the process of switching isps and getting linuxant drivers so i can use my dialup on linux; im on windows right now.** do i set up my fstab file so that users (not just root) can read from and write to my vfat partitions?

Also, can I put captive NTFS so it automounts in my fstab file? I installed it but haven't read up that much on it yet so I don't really know how to use it. I'm not asking for a manual on it here, just wondering if it can be put in fstab or not.

*I only use ME for old DOS games and stuff, and I know it sucks. Thanks for telling me anyways though.

**I also know I should get broadband. However, I don't have the money and my parents won't pay for it. Thanks in advance for informing me of this as well.
Old 12-07-2003, 10:00 PM   #2
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add to your options 'umask=0': here's mine:
/dev/hda6 /mnt/data1 vfat rw,umask=0 0 0
note that you probably don't need the 'user' option, since it gets mounted at boot time.
Old 12-08-2003, 03:10 PM   #3
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Thanks, anyone know if you can automount captive ntfs?


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