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Old 01-06-2004, 08:50 AM   #1
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Only root can access FAT32 drive?

Hi, I'm using slack 9.1 dual-booting with WindowsXP (fat32), everyone has read access but only the owner (root) has write and execute access to it?

My drives are as follows:

hda - 120Gb FAT32 WindowsXP
hdb1/2/3/4 - 40Gb EXT2 Linux

Root can access the FAT32 drive (mounted as /fat-c/ ) and has rwx access, but my standard user accounts only have r access? I don't know if it is different to assign different permissions for directories or drives, but $ chmod 777 /fat-c just returns me to a $ and ls -al shows the old permissions still?


Sorry I should also mention that when I try to change the permissions in GNOME it gives me an "access is denied" message?"
Old 01-06-2004, 08:57 AM   #2
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put something like this in your /etc/fstab
/dev/hda1 /dos vfat defaults,user,ro,umask=002,gid=100 0 0
Old 01-06-2004, 08:57 AM   #3
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read this and you'll know what to do ...
i know the thread's 3 pages long, but only focus on what is said in the first page... the last 2 pages don't have anything more on them then what you need to know which is all on page 1 ...


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