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Old 06-13-2007, 09:32 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by BlackWidower
For those who were wondering I fixed my problem. Vfat volumes don't store owner information so Linux automatically assigns it as root. Its not easy to switch data to a different filesystem on the same drive...I lost data in the transfer. :'(
Read through the man page for the moubt command. If this is an internal drive's partition, and you have an entry for it in /etc/fstab, then you can use the "uid" and "gid" options to change the ownership and group ownership of the partition. Also keep in mind that the fat32 filesystem has a 2 GB file size limit.

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Originally Posted by BlackWidower View Post
So how can one edit files on a vfat volume in Linux?
I had the same problem. All I had to do was add the volume to my /etc/fstab and to mount it, I just double-click the volume and it automatically mounts it to the mount point I set in fstab and fixed all my ownership problems too.
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Set permissions in Ubuntu

The final post in this thread on permissions said,
Originally Posted by theBrettman View Post
... All I had to do was add the volume to my /etc/fstab and ... fixed all my ownership problems too.
Here is my /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information....
UUID=1234-1234 /media/hda9 vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=44 0 1

Ubuntu 8.04 did not do svn co correctly to my vfat partition. It saved things in my vfat partition with owner root and group plugdev
I had to do
sudo adduser me plugdev
Try it again and get
`me' is already a member of `plugdev'.

Things then started working better.


chgrp, chown, sudo

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