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Old 04-20-2006, 02:47 AM   #1
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problem with permissions on vfat drives

I have two hard drives that were installed in a win xp box, the win xp box died, so I moved the drives to my linux box. I have figured out how to mount them, and can access the drives from any user, and remotely over my home network BUT.....

The owner / group is root and it won't let me change them, and the permissions for the drive and its sub directories are full for root, and read / execute for group and others, and it wont let me changes these either.

I have tried changing these via the gui, and command line, but it doesn't work.

Any ideas ?
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There are a lot of similar threads here - basically have a look at man mount and search for 'Mount options for fat'. The easiest way is to modify your /etc/fstab file so that the options include umask=0000. If they're vfat drives, you should have read/write support but if they're NTFS you'll have read access (usually).
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