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Old 11-03-2004, 05:27 AM   #1
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fat32 permission problem

Hey all, running slack 10 full install, default kernel. My problem is, i have multiple fat32 partitions i share between win2k and slack. win2k has no problem writing to them and such. but when i load up slack, only root can read the drives, and when i try and change permissions on the drives to my user, or even under advanced permissions checking everything and clicking ok. it doesnt give me an error, but when i go back to the permissions window, its back to what it was, no changes were kept. even tried changing permissions with chmod +rwx /mnt/backup and chmod +rwx /dev/hda5. is there something i obviously dont know? from what i've read, the kernel has had built in rw abilities with vfat drives since 1.2.x i think. i have no experience with fat/vfat drives in linux, so any help would be appriciated. thanks.

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Old 11-03-2004, 05:31 AM   #2
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post your fstab file. The line in my fstab for the fat partition on my pc is:

/dev/hda5        /mnt/fat-32      vfat        noauto,users,rw  0   0
this may help.
Old 11-03-2004, 07:19 AM   #3
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that won't fix it, you need to set "umask=000" as an additional option for EVERYONE to be able to write to it.
Old 11-04-2004, 06:03 AM   #4
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cool, thanks alot guys, that fixed it

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