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Old 03-19-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
Ice Dragon
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Win/Linux shared partition permission problems

Sorry for the alliteration there...

I'm having a problem with my Win/Linux shared partition. I can seem to write to the partition from Linux (although from Windows I am fine). I haven't tried logging in as root to see if that would help, since I'd like it to work for my user name. I chmod'ed the partition to give me permission, but it still doesn't work.

Anybody have any idea why?
Old 03-19-2004, 05:18 PM   #2
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You should edit the fstab like this:

/mnt/winpart1 /dev/hdb1 vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0

Try searching for mounting fat partition or window partition in the forums. You should be able to write from root though.
Old 03-19-2004, 05:21 PM   #3
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check permissions on the mount point, make sure `users` is an option in fstab, make sure you have support for filesystem in use on that partition...

if it's NTFS - fuggedaboutit. Write support for ntfs ain't there yet except for very limited file replacement only
Old 03-19-2004, 05:52 PM   #4
Ice Dragon
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I'll try that.

BTW, I specifically made the partition FAT32 to allow me to write with Linux, so no problems with NTFS.

I wish my wireless natwork USB adapter worked with Linux, it's a pain to have to boot into windows to get help with problems in Linux, then have to retart and boot into Linux, find out that I don't know what I am doing, then have to reboot into Windows...etc. What a hassle.


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