[wellylug] accessing vfat partition
lyndsaym at paradise.net.nz
Sun May 2 22:15:23 NZST 2004
But this is weird - I swear I had tried exactly that, and failed. Now I
try it again, and it works...
So I guess the problem is solved for now. But I did reboot in between
this time. I get a strange response to umount when testing it where I
get "/win_d: device is busy" all the time, with no programs running or
terminals in that directory. So I rebooted to force the umount. So hey
presto it all works now, and I've removed the noauto as well. I'm still
getting the umount failure, but that doesn't actually matter
particularly - I'm not really going to need to do that outside of
So thanks for your suggestion!
Jamie Dobbs wrote:
>Try mounting with a umask=0000 - I had the same problem at one stage under Gentoo and this fixed it.
>From: wellylug-admin at lists.naos.co.nz
>[mailto:wellylug-admin at lists.naos.co.nz]On Behalf Of Lyndsay Mountfort
>Sent: Sunday, 2 May 2004 9:45 p.m.
>Subject: [wellylug] accessing vfat partition
>I used to have access to a vfat partition from my normal user account,
>but this has got broken in the last few weeks, and I'm sure sure how.
>The mount directory is /win_d, with permissions 0777.
>The line from /etc/fstab is:
>/dev/hda5 /win_d vfat defaults,noauto 0 0
>When the partition is mounted, the permissions on /win_d change to
>drwxr-xr-x, and of course only the root account gets access.
>I'm not sure how it got broken, or even that I didn't break it myself. I
>did edit fstab to add read-only access to a NTFS partition, and can't be
>sure that I didn't absent-mindedly edit the wrong line at some point,
>then incorrectly correct it, if you see what I mean.
>But I've tried everything that I can think of, or glean from Google, man
>mount and man fstab, to no avail. Can anyone help?
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