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Re: [vox-tech] FSTAB Questions

On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:03:14AM -0800, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> Since the partition is mounted as root, and fat32 doesn't really do
> file ownership, all the files and permissions are set to root when it
> gets mounted automatically during boot.  So without the umask entry,
> no one except root can write to the drive.

Unless you're using the "user" or "users" mount options.

> Perhaps use the "noauto,owner,rw" options like a cdrom so that the
> partition belongs to the mounting user.  But the user then has to
> mount it manually at some point.

/dev/hda1    /windows    vfat    auto,rw,user,umask=0 0 0

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