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Old 06-02-2004, 06:15 PM   #1
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How can I share a fat32 partition?


I have a fat32 partition I use both in windows and mandrake to store multimedia files.

How can I share it since it is not in the home directory?
 
Old 06-02-2004, 06:38 PM   #2
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Do you mean share over a network, or share among os on your local machine?
 
Old 06-02-2004, 06:40 PM   #3
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To share on a network.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 05:37 PM   #4
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My newbie mandrake 10.0 is progressing well

Working
- ATI driver & Sound
- Urpmi
- VLC, Firefox, Java, dosbox, azureus
- Network & connection sharing
- Scanner

Kind of working
- Mouse, side buttons not working like they should

Not working
- Printer (discussed in another thread)
- Fat32 partition sharing

I need azureus to save the files on a FAT32 partition on my hardrive
and I also need that partition to be shared on the network

Is that possible? if yes how?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 09:04 PM   #5
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Need some additional inoformation. What type of network are you connected to?

To share printers and files with a windows network you need to have samba installed and running. Its just a matter of adding a share to the /etc/samba/smb.conf.

You can find documentation for samba at www.samba.org.

If windows and or the FAT32 partition existed before you installed MDK then it should already be mounted and configured. Look at the /mnt directory. Do you see any directories like win_c?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 09:20 PM   #6
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Cheers I will have a look a the smb.conf
 
Old 06-09-2004, 11:53 AM   #7
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Ok the modification in the smb.conf seems to work for the sharing.

But Azureus still don't want to save in win_f
 
Old 06-10-2004, 04:16 AM   #8
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make sure your fat32 partition is writable by normal user. If not, add "umask=000" among the options in the corresponding line in your /etc/fstab.
BEWARE this way EVERY local user will be able to write to your FAT32, since there's no per-file permissions. Moreover, there's a BUG in kernels <2.4.23 that causes data loss on very large (say >100GB) fat filesystems.
Also, fat doesn't support sparse files... you may want to use a (small) ext3 fs as a cache while downloading, this way you'll keep your fat32 less fragmented.
 
  


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