March 18th, 2004, 09:35 PM
Cannot access Fat32 partition from user account
I recently moved from RedHat to Debian and now have decided on Slackware. I think Slackware is great and it just might be my favorite distro, if I can configure the damn thing. Right now I'm having some problems accessing my windows drive from my user account. I've tried editing my fstab and changing permissions of the /dev file and the windows directory (where I told it to mount), but I can still not access it from my user account. If you need it, I can post my fstab or any other config files.
Thanks, I'm a bit of a noob at this!
March 18th, 2004, 10:12 PM
I used to run into the same problem. I had to su - to root and then copy the item, chown and/or chmod it and.. sigh. It was frustrating. Did a bit of searching around and lo' and behold, I wasn't the only one. Through the searches I discovered that the following in my fstab helped to ensure the user to access the Windows partition:
(Obviously, for your installation, the hard drive reference and mount point may be different).
/dev/hda2 /windows vfat user,umask=000 1 0
Hope this helps.
March 18th, 2004, 10:17 PM
Thanks Ms. Mittens, exactly what I was looking for. I had seen those options but wan't sure what I needed to specify. Yeah, chmod, chown, and chgrp did not work for me either, always returned an error or didn't do anything. Hope this works!