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Re: [vox-tech] FSTAB Questions

Look at your options for the windows partition

umask=000 is equal to rwxrwxrwx on the doze partition....

I would probably do a defaults with your umask entry tacked on.
man mount, and search for defaults.

/dev/hda1            /mnt/windows         vfat       defaults,umask=0               
0 0

The 'auto' option allows the system to mount all defined partitions 
in /etc/fstab on boot.  It is probably called with a 'mount -a' from the init 

On Tuesday 17 February 2004 09:34 am, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> When I first installed SuSE 9.0 it automatically put my Windows partition
> in /etc/fstab.  That was nice because I want to be able to use Open Office
> in Linux to work on Windows files.  More importantly, I need to be able to
> back up my Windows files with my Linux CD burning software.  I recently had
> to install a new hard drive.  And I just noticed that, after re-installing
> SuSE, the Windows partition was not being mounted.  I've been playing
> around with fstab and with the following configuration I can work on
> Windows files:
> /dev/hda5            /                    ext3       defaults             
> 1 1 /dev/hda6            /empty               ext3       defaults          
>    1 2 /dev/hda10           /home                ext3       defaults       
>       1 2 /dev/hda11           /opt                 ext3       defaults    
>          1 2 /dev/hda9            /tmp                 ext3       defaults 
>             1 2 /dev/hda8            /var                 ext3      
> defaults              1 2 /dev/hda1            /mnt/windows         vfat   
>    umask=0               0 0 /dev/hda7            swap                 swap
>       pri=42                0 0 devpts               /dev/pts            
> devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0 proc                 /proc            
>    proc       defaults              0 0 usbdevfs             /proc/bus/usb 
>       usbdevfs   noauto                0 0 /dev/cdrecorder     
> /media/cdrecorder    auto       ro,noauto,user,exec   0 0 /dev/cdrom       
>    /media/cdrom         auto       ro,noauto,user,exec   0 0 /dev/fd0      
>       /media/floppy        auto       noauto,user,sync      0 0
> Here are two questions:
> 1)  Does this order look okay?  Is /dev/hda1 in the right place?  Man fstab
> says that order is important.
> 2)  Instead of "umask=0" I originally tried "defaults", and then "rw,user."
> But with these, Open Office couldn't write to the Windows files.  (I've
> haven't tried backing up yet.)  Umask=0 is working fine.  But here's the
> question.  I've come across an old Mandrake 9.0 fstab and here's the entry
> for the Windows partition:
> /dev/hda1   /mnt/windows   vfat   iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0
> 0 0
> Is there some advantage to having this sort of complicated entry?  Will I
> screw something up with my simple umask=0?  Should I copy the Mandrake
> entry into my SuSE system?
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