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Old 11-01-2003, 02:17 PM   #1
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user permissions giving me annoyances

hey! got slack 9.1 installed. absolutely awesome! when something screws up here i can actually fix it without reinstalling the entire OS! kudos!

anyways, i have a small annoyance. i mounted a fat32 partition to transfer files to and from windows. here is the line in my /etc/fstab

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/fat32 vfat rw,umask=0 0 0

anyways, to the problem! whenever i try to copy anything to this partition, i get a popup error saying that i don't have permissions. however, the file is copied, and i can delete or do whatever i want with it after on the partition.

any reason why this would be happening?
Old 11-01-2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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What are the permisions on the mount point (ls -l /mnt/fat32) ?

Also are you running as root when this happens ?

Old 11-01-2003, 02:24 PM   #3
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You could always try this line - ie modify to this.

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/fat32 vfat umask=000,defaults 0 0
Old 11-01-2003, 02:48 PM   #4
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alright i'll tell you if it works next year when i reboot :-P

actually i got it to work by manually remounting it with different options...i forget which ones...i think it was the options user and umask=0


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