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Old 04-20-2005, 07:06 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Minnesota, USA
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mounting fat partitions with special permissions

I have a problem with my FAT32 partiton: root has read-write access to it, but a user in the 'disk' group has read-only access. I don't see why the user in group 'disk' has read-only access.

permissions of /mnt/fat: drwxrwxr-x owner root, group disk
permissions of /dev/hda5: -rw-rw---- owner root, group disk

/etc/fstab entry:
/dev/hda5 /mnt/fat vfat rw,umask=0002,gid=disk 0 0

morgan, in group disk

I don't know why I can't access it.

Also, what to the user ID, group ID, and sticky flags do? Could they have anything to do with it? (They aren't set on either of the files.)
Old 04-20-2005, 07:17 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2005
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Distribution: SUSE 9.0, 9.2, 10.0, Slackware 10.2 and slamd64
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Re: mounting fat partitions with special permissions

Try editing the fstab:
/dev/hda5            /mnt/fat         vfat       uid=500,gid=500,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw          1 0
Time ago i had the same problem and someone in the hardware forum give my this and now it's working great.

Hope this help.


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