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Old 04-11-2004, 06:05 AM   #1
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Write to Fat32

I just mounted my Windows partition, i can read and copy files FROM that partition, however i couldn't WRITE to that partition.

My Windows partition is using FAT32 and i should be able to write.

is it because my way of mounting is incorrect?

I right-clicked that the mounted patition and got rid of the "read only" option, but still i can't write.

Are there any solutions to this, or are there methods to access the linux partition from Windows?

I'm currently on RH9 and WinXP.

Old 04-11-2004, 06:34 AM   #2
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/dev/hda5 /mnt/data vfat noauto,users,rw,umask=022 0 0

Add this line to /etc/fstab. /dev/hda5 is my windows partition. yours maybe different.
Old 04-11-2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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Adding to above, try also chown on your /mnt/windows directory if above does not the trick
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problem is that xp uses NTFS, and linux does not write to NTFS! it can deal with fat32 well enough tho, maybe you should change over to win2k, then you have full write capabilities.... be careful tho, don't modify any win system files under linux, or you'll bugger up windows(some might say thats a good thing!!!)
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You can change filesystem to fat32 without any data loss with partition magic.
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Before using Partition Magic or parted, back up.
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thanks guys ! it worked..thanks for all your help !!!!


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