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Old 08-23-2003, 08:32 PM   #1
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Readonly drives

I have 2 60Gb drives, both were formatted to NTFS. I partitioned the first for linux and WinXP. That worked fine. The second I created a small 1Gb win/linux transfer area, formatted to FAT32.

It is /dev/hdb5 in linux. I use the line

/dev/hdb5 /mnt/gdrive vfat defaults 0 0

in /etc/fstab. I've tried to chmod and chown the /mnt/gdrive as root to my user but nothing will let me change the read only state.

I know fine well it's something extremely simple that I've forgotton or mistyped but I can't figure out what.

Thanks in advance,
Old 08-23-2003, 08:52 PM   #2
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Try this:

/dev/hdb5 /mnt/gdrive vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0


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