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Old 12-03-2002, 05:18 PM   #1
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RH8 problem writing to old windoze drives


Hi there,

bit of a n00b problem but here goes...

Have just installed RH8, and during the install I created mount points for my old Windows FAT32 partitions. I can read from all of these fine when not logged in as root, however I cannot write to them.

I have tried creating a 'windows' group, adding my user to it and changing the group ownership as root, but RH complains that I have insufficient access to change the permissions of every single file & directory on the drives.

Is there any way to do this, else I will have 80gb going to waste

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Old 12-03-2002, 05:31 PM   #2
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The way being able to write to the drive requirs tweaking of /etc/fstab, open this file as root and to modify the entry for you windows partition such that it includes user,umask=000 options, the resulted entry should look like
/dev/hdxN /mnt/windows user,umask=000,other options 0 0
 
  


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