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Old 09-05-2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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fat32 file access permissions

Hi, I have a fat32 volume, which has to stay fat32 (windows). I was not yet able to change the owners of files or to change permissions of any file.

Is there any way of doing this?
Old 09-05-2005, 09:47 PM   #2
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Let me see if I get the idea... you want to stablish particular permissions to any folder or file inside your fat32 drive? Right?

Short answer: no way of doing this. fat32 has no support for linux style permissions. Sorry chum
Old 09-05-2005, 10:04 PM   #3
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Is the problem that you want the permissions to be more lax?
The instructions here are for Ubuntu, but they should apply for any Linux distro (just substitute su for sudo):


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