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Old 04-20-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
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Question about writing to windows partitions

I have a windows fat32 partition that I want to write to from Linux.

The appropriate line in my fstab is:

/dev/hdb1            /windows_D           vfat       user,rw                 0 0
However, I can only seem to write to this partition as root, and not as a user.
Is there something that I've missed from the fstab line above?

thanks in advance,
Old 04-20-2005, 02:11 AM   #2
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permissions for the /windows_D directory? (ls -l / | grep "windows_D")
Old 04-20-2005, 02:12 AM   #3
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On a wild guess, add umask=0 to the options
Old 04-20-2005, 02:13 AM   #4
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thanks for the tips guys.
Old 04-20-2005, 02:30 AM   #5
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umask=000 works for me, also if you want everybody to have access to anything mounted through fstab users is the option you're looking for.
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