Re: FAT32 Problems
From: J W Strider (striderjw_at_aragorn.net)
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 16:06:20 +0100
> J W Strider wrote:
>> For the past few days, I have been unable to copy or move files to a
>> FAT32 partition on my PC - though OOo Calc saves to that partition
>> with no trouble at all.
>> After numerous variations, all unsuccessful, my /etc/fstab entry reads:
>> /dev/hdc1 /windows/D vfat users,owner,rw,umask=000 0 0
>> The /etc/mstab entry for the above read:
>> /dev/hdc1 /windows/D vfat rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,umask=000 0 0
>> I am running SuSE 9.3, kernel 22.214.171.124-21.8-default, on an AMD64
>> processor. All YOU updates have been applied.
>> TIA, JWS
> I had that problem once. It worked fine when the system first booted
> but after a few minutes, I could read to the FAT32 drive but I could not
> write. I fixed it by running a scandisk in windows (dual boot). I
> fixed the errors it found. I haven't had any problems since.
I have rebooted into WinXP & done what you suggested but I still get
'Acess denied' when copying or moving to Linux. The very odd thing is
that OOo Writer & Calc have no trouble writing to my FAT32 partition but
Konqueror, Krusader, & Midnight Commander do. However, MC *will* copy or
move if I use it from a terminal session after I've su'd to root. (Oddly
enough, I had the opposite problem on SuSE 9.1 - OOo couldn't save
edited documents to FAT32 but copying or moving was fine.)
Something may have happened to the SuSE mechanism whereby partitions are
mounted automatically when you log in but I don't know enough to
investigate or change it - that's only my suspicion.
There are still things I have to do in Windows because there are no (or
no mature) Linux equivalents: I use MS Money, Paint Shop Pro (I have
tried the GIMP but it's far from easy), & reading from & writing to CDs
using UDF (I don't know why this is not in the kernel yet), etc. I had
intended running WinXP under VMWare or Crossover Office but that's now
on hold as I can't write to FAT32!