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[vox-tech] vfat partition inaccessible to non-root user
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[vox-tech] vfat partition inaccessible to non-root user

$ cd /u1
$ pwd
$ mkdir test
mkdir: cannot create directory 'test': Permission denied
$ vi test.txt
[ Do some stuff to the file ]
[ Trying to write the file yields, "test.txt" Can't open file for writing ]
$ cd ..
$ ls -l
drwxr-xr-x	12	root	root	4096	Dec 31 1969	u1

u1 is the mount point for /dev/hda6

$ umount u1
$ mount /dev/hda6 /u1
mount: only root can do that
$ su
[ password ]
$ mount /dev/hda6 /u1
$ su root
... password entereed here ...
[root]$ cd u1
[root]$ mkdir test
[root]$ vi test.txt
[ do some stuff to test.txt ]
[ writing and saving file as root functions normally ]
[root]$ su nonroot
$ mkdir test2
mkdir: cannot creat directory 'test2': Permission denied

And so it goes.

Is there any additional information that I could provide which would help?

Richard S. Crawford (mailto:rscrawford@mossroot.com)
AIM handle: Buffalo2K
"When you lose the ability to laugh at yourself, you lose the ability to 
think straight." (Clarence Darrow)

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