symbolic link in USB disk
ibmalone at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 22:56:45 UTC 2006
Yuandan Zhang wrote:
> Hi, I have a usb disk and mounted using this command in /etc/fstab
> /dev/sda1 /mnt/USBG vfat
> exec,noauto,users,rw,shortnam e=mixed 0 0
> Symbolic link is not permitted in this mounted disk. How to make symblic
> link permittable on this disk?
The FAT filesystem won't support symbolic links, although you can still
make symlinks to files on a FAT fs from file systems that do support
them. If you really want to do this you'd need to reformat it as
something like ext2/3 or Reiserfs etc. I'm not sure why you'd want to
know, as the link probably won't be meaningful when you plug the USB
disc into a different machine.
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