Re: [SLE] Mounting FAT32 partitions with write permissions?
From: Mike McMullin (mwmcmlln_at_mnsi.net)
To: SLE <email@example.com> Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 11:02:28 -0400
On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 10:13, Hugo wrote:
> This must be a FAQ, but I just can not find the right answer from the
> SuSE docs are even from Google. So please could somebody help me?
> I have dual boot with windows and SuSE 9.2 Pro. Windows is on NTFS
> partition and I have one common FAT32 partition to share data between
> the the two. I have managed to mount both with the YaST Partitioner
> (NTFS as read only obviously). The FAT partition should be available
> for writing by all users. Currently it is - locally. BUT I'm not at
> all sure about whether it has been done as it should?
I noticed that Knoppix 3.8.1 has an option for writing ones home
configuration information to an NTFS drive. Just in passing.
> But what would be the "correct" settings for mounting? I mean, what
> should be at the /etc/fstab? Char set settings? And all that? I
> imagine this is the most common mounting problem home users (=dual
> booters) will have.
From my /etc/fstab vfat indicates one of my fat32 partitions.
/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat auto,users,rw,umask=0 0 0 0 0
> Currently I can not write to the FAT partition over samba. What should
> be the samba settings for that share? (Workgroup setting and other
> samba shares, like home dirs, are ok... so basic samba settings are
> ok.) This is the next problem the home users will have...
It's not actually necessary to use samba for writing to a hard drive
directly connected to your system, ie, not networked.
> So any pointers to a FAQ somewhere? Examples? Or just plain knowledge
> that you might want to share. I'd appreciate!
It has been suggested that a FAQ of sorts be done up for a number of
these repeating questions. I suppose it's time to start one.
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