Gerhard Magnus wrote:
I'm running FC5 and gnome on a machine dual booting with Windows
would like to read from/write to a Windows vfat partition. I've added
this line to /etc/fstab:
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/win vfat rw,noatime,uid=500,gid=500,user 0 0
Then, also as root:
chmod 777 /mnt/win
In linux, I can now read from the /mnt/win directory but can't write to
it without root privileges. How should I set the privileges on this
directory so that I can write to it as a user? Are the mount parameters
in fstab correct?
What's your user ID and group ID? You can run the id command to check.
Make sure they fit what's in the /etc/fstab above. You might also like
to add dmask=2,fmask=113 to the options -- they give more usable default
Don't try using Unix commands to change permissions on a vfat
filesystem -- It Don't Work Like That.
Hope this helps,
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