Re: FAT32 Problems
From: J W Strider (striderjw_at_aragorn.net)
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 13:45:15 +0100
Robert Hull wrote:
> There was *no* "immediately" preceding post by you.
There was when I posted! At least, it appeared in my news client
The sequence of correspondence has been:
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 126.96.36.199-21.8-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.
*My response (with the correction applied)*
I have rebooted into WinXP & done what you suggested but I still get
'Acess denied' when copying or moving to FAT32 in Linux (SuSE 9.2
x86_64). 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!
Hope that makes things clear. Sorry for the confusion.