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RRepster 06-18-2003 06:42 AM

Shared Partition
OK I wanted to make a shared partition for my WinXP and Slack 9 partitions so I made a Fat32 partition.

My question is, what do I flag in the kernel (2.4.20) to enable read/write for Fat32? Or should I make the partition an NTFS one instead and enable write for NTFS - isn't that option dangerous?




acid_kewpie 06-18-2003 07:17 AM

should all be enabled by default, i don't *think* there is a rw flag... certainly don't use ntfs.

m0rg 06-18-2003 07:59 AM

to enable writing on fat32 partition set the partition umask when mounting it and then you can change right like on all linux partitions
(try something like thazt in your /etc/fstab:
/dev/hdd1 /mount_point defaults,umask=002 1 0
and it should work)

RRepster 06-18-2003 08:02 PM

thanks morg. My brain just isn't functioning well tonight as I still can't seem to get it to work. Here's my currect /etc/fstab if it will help in kickstarting my brain to get this to work:

/dev/hdb2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb3 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb4 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,users,rw 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,users,rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip auto noauto,users,rw 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/winxp ntfs noauto,users,exec,ro,nosuid,umask=000 1 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbstick auto noauto,users,rw 0 0

everything in it works - perfectly in fact. But I can't seem to get the new shared fat32 partition to mount. I'm sure it has something to do with this "umask" part because I have no idea what that is and havn't found it in my books either.



m0rg 06-19-2003 03:58 AM

well, in fact I don't see any fat32 partition in you /etc/fstab...

it seems that the only windows partition you got is the ntfs one and you actually can't write on ntfs under linux (really unsafe from what I know)
then if the partition you want to mount isn't in your fstab just add it like in my previous post

RRepster 06-19-2003 11:47 AM

well no, its not in there yet I tried it manually in the console and it didn't work so I figured I was doing something wrong.

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