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Re: Accessing vfat drives from FC4



On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 14:05 -0800, Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> I'm dual booting a machine XP/FC4.  The user wants write access to the 
> Windows drive from FC4.  I can mount the drives just fine but as a user 
> I can't write to them.  I've converted the Windows drives to Fat32. I'm 
> mounting them via fstab as vfat with:
> 
> /dev/hda1 /data1 defaults 0 0
> 
> The mount point (/data1) is 777 but a Linux user has no write access to 
> them.  What am I doing wrong?  I need all users to have write access...

The mount point permissions are invisible once you've mounted something
on it.

Check out the "umask" mount option in "man mount". You probably want to
change "defaults" in your fstab entry to "umask=0".

Paul.


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