permissions problem -- solved
magnus at agora.rdrop.com
Thu Dec 14 00:31:02 UTC 2006
On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 23:40 +0000, James Wilkinson wrote:
> Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> > I'm running FC5 and gnome on a machine dual booting with Windows and
> > 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:
> > mkdir /mnt/win
> > 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.
they were both 500
> You might also like
> to add dmask=2,fmask=113 to the options -- they give more usable default
this made it work -- thanks
> Don't try using Unix commands to change permissions on a vfat
> filesystem -- It Don't Work Like That.
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