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Old 03-11-2004, 10:08 PM   #1
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What fstab mount setting do you use to get full access to a vfat drive?

I have a FAT32 drive being used to share files between win and linux on a dual boot system. I manually edited the fstab to get this drive to mount on linux boot, and used default 0 0 for the setting. Now I cannot change the permissions on the drive to give full access for non-root user name, even when logged in as root. I think this has to do with the mount settings in fstab, but I am not sure.

Any help you could provide is greatly appreciated.

Old 03-11-2004, 11:01 PM   #2
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try umask=0
Old 03-11-2004, 11:01 PM   #3
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my fstab is:


try this combination.
Old 03-11-2004, 11:12 PM   #4
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I used:


and it mounted nicely on boot, and alternative user login can now access files with full rights.

Thanks again!
Old 03-12-2004, 12:36 AM   #5
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I use this:


If there is only one user, so better set the uid and gid to that particular user.


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