Re: [SLE] Mounting FAT32 partitions with write permissions?

From: Kevanf1 (kevanf1_at_gmail.com)
Date: 04/18/05

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    On 4/17/05, Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@mnsi.net> wrote:
    > On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 10:13, Hugo wrote:
    > > Hi!
    > >
    > > 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.
    >

    The wiki idea was a good one. That way the less knowledgable types
    (like me) could also contribute with the smaller snippets that we
    discover along the way...

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