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Old 02-26-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
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Wierd problem mounting fat32 partition on redhat 8

I have a system with 3 partitions, 1 NTFS, 1 FAT32 and 1 ext3.
I just installed redhat 8 on my ext3 partition, and I want to mount the FAT32 partition since it is my shared partition between windows and linux.
Now, whenever I mount the FAT32 partition, I get no error message, everything looks fine, but I am denied write access to the partition, even as root. I had thought maybe the default was no write, so I explicitly specified the partition to be writable when mountable. Even then, I get no error message, just am not able to write to the partition.
Also, I added an entry to /etc/fstab to automount the FAT32 partition on boot. I used the line below:
/dev/hda7 /mnt/d defaults 1 1

since I wanted the partition to be checked at boot time. Now I get a message at boot time saying that FAT32 support is ALPHA. Surely that is not the case? I have mounted FAT32 partitions on other, older distributions (Suse 8, debian 2.2) and it always worked without a glitch.

Could anyone shed some light on this??

By the way, I am using the default kernel - 2.4.18

Old 02-27-2003, 05:39 AM   #2
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try to add a similar line in your /etc/fstab

/dev/hda1 /mnt/c vfat defaults,uid=500,gid=500

500 was the user and group id of my user. This causes all files on the
volume to be owned by the specified user and group.
Old 03-02-2003, 01:30 PM   #3
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Hi, sorry for replying late, my internet connection was down.

I tried the above line, but no difference. I still cannot write to the partition.

Maybe something else??

Old 03-02-2003, 01:43 PM   #4
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I use this on my fat32 partition:
/dev/hda2 /mnt/fat32 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0


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