permissions problem

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Thu Dec 14 03:01:26 UTC 2006

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?
> Thanks for the help!  --Jerry
Do you just want UID 500 to have access, or all users? I would use
something this to let all users have access.

/dev/sda1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0,user,noexec 0 0


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