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Old 02-17-2006, 08:04 AM   #1
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trouble setting Read/Write permissions on vfat partitions

hello everybody!

my first question here:

i have Slackware 10.2 installed and running KDE
Kernel 2.6.5

i have my windows partitions (1 NTFS and 2 vfat) mounted automatically at boot time, with the 'defaults' options in /etc/fstab. when i log on something else than root i can view the windows partitions but i cannot write to them. their owner is root:root. (drwxr-xr-x). I tried
chmod -v a+w /mnt/hda5 for example and it confims doing it but it does not actually happen. i am still not allowed to write. chown does not work either

plese help! how do i mount my windows paritions automatically at boot time, so i can log on as a regular user and be able to write to them?
Old 02-17-2006, 09:00 AM   #2
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Use the mount options uid=value and gid=value to mount he partition and assign the user/group to the mount point.
This is effective for a personal computer. In a multi-user environment those fixed settings can be a problem.



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