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Old 05-04-2004, 06:29 AM   #1
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Unhappy Unable to mount Fat32 partition as readwrite

I'm trying to mount a Fat32 partition in Redhat 9. I can read all of the contents of the drive but can't modify anything.
I have created a directory at /mnt/drive_d and have run chmod 777 on that dir.

I'm currently using the following line in fstab (but I've tried heaps of variations):
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/drive_d auto defaults 0 0

What else could I try?
Old 05-04-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
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You have to edit fstab to get write permissions on a FAT32 partition. Use this line:

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/drive_d vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,quiet 0 0
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/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0

This line works for me on a d/b win98/mdk9.1 sys. Try some version of it , modified
for your sys of course.
Old 05-04-2004, 06:11 PM   #4
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I used:
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/drive_d vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,quiet 0 0

and it works beautifully.


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