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> Change Ownership Of Mounted Fat Partition, to?
post Nov 11 2004, 06:31 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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hi there

i have encountered a linux related problem recently that you may be able to help me with:
during my latest linux installation i have created a new FAT partition, accessible from both linux and windows, to put my personal files upon.
now the problem is that the operating system lists user "root" as this directory's owner and the only one(!) to have permission to write or change files in this directory.
now i would like either to change the owner of this directory (=the partition) or to grant users other than "root" writing permission, so that i can make changes to the files stored there when i am logged in as a regular user. yet, i do not know how to do so, since the commands "chmod", "chown", "chgrp" all seem useless in this special case and i don't even know why!

maybe someone can help me here...? blink.gif

thanks and greetings from frankfurt, germany
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post Nov 11 2004, 08:16 PM
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You can not change permissions when the FAT32 filesystem is mounted.
Also to add read/write permissions for all add the umask=000 option to the associated entry in the /etc/fstab file for this partition.
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