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Old 06-18-2003, 05:42 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 06-18-2003, 06:17 AM   #2
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should all be enabled by default, i don't *think* there is a rw flag... certainly don't use ntfs.
 
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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)
 
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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.

thanks,

Rob
 
Old 06-19-2003, 02:58 AM   #5
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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
 
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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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