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Old 10-04-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
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mounting fat32 /w write rights for users

My fstab is
/dev/hda5       /bobbens        vfat    users,umask=000,rw,auto 0 0
Right now I can access the files from both root and user, but I only have write privilages when I'm root, is there any way to have write privilages as a user? thanks
Old 10-04-2004, 01:16 PM   #2
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it might be adding suid to your options. sorry i can't remember for sure.
Old 10-04-2004, 06:47 PM   #3
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/dev/hda5       /bobbens        vfat    user,noauto,noexec,rw  0 0
will be sufficient
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...and this is how it works on my box:
/dev/hda5              /bobbens            vfat    umask=000,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,users        0 0
Cheers, Boby!

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Consider using the uid= or gid= options.

The other thing, is with the users option, any user can mount or unmount the partition. Your ~/.bash_profile script could have a couple of lines which unmount and remount the partition, which would give you control of the partition when logging in.


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