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Old 12-20-2010, 10:24 PM   #1
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unable to set write permission on vfat formatted partition

I have 250 GB HDD, 150 GB has CentOS installed,I have formatted the rest 100 GB in vfat, mounted on /data/ folder, now the issue is only root have the write permission on that folder, i have tried all the commands, however i have reformatted it with ext3 and now issue is resolved, i just want to know that why it is not possible to set the permissin to everyone +w on vfat partition.
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Because vfat, as a DOS/Windows file-system, has no means of storing/
handling linux' ownerships and permissions. The way around it would
have been to mount the device w/ a special umask & group-owner, for
example, or, in a brute-force manner, just using a umask=0000.

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