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Old 04-11-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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mounting vfat partition in fc3

i added this line to my fstab, it mounts the drive just fine but its only readable and executable to my user, root has full access but thats a bit obnoxious to have to su into root everytime i want to write to the drive... anybody see something wrong im doing? thanks

/deb/hdb7       /media/rekcomswap     vfat    defaults   0 0
Old 04-12-2005, 12:19 AM   #2
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Here is the line I put in my fstab file, allowing me to have read and write privileges as my user.

dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat uid=500,gid=500,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw 0 0

Of course replace hda1 with hdb7, and I'm assuming your mounting an external hard drive judging by the mount replacing "defaults" with "uid=500,gid=500,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw", you should be able to have write privileges as well.

Hope that helps.


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