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Old 01-09-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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Wink Couldn't change ownership on a Fat32 partition


Dear all,
I have Mandrake 10.1 official distro. I have a second disk with Fat32 partition. The owner and group of this /dsk2 is root.

When I tried to change the group to users, I got the following error:
"Could not modify the ownership of file /dsk2.You have insufficient access to the file to perform the change."

I was performing this as root.

Please help.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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Open /etc/fstab with a tex editor and add umask=0 to the options used to mount the partition, something like this
/dev/hdb2 /mnt/whatever vfat umask=0 0 0
Read man mount to find out more
 
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You can not change the permissions of the directory when the partition is mounted.
 
  


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