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.