[CentOS] Can't mount FAT32 partition
dave at tokyocomedy.com
Thu Sep 1 02:10:04 UTC 2005
I've almost got this solved.
To make a long story of experimentation short, using the check disk
utility inside Windows XP was not sufficient for ensuring the partition
was in working order. I had to use my trusty Win98 boot disk, and run
scandisk from there, where it fixed something to do with the directory
structure. And then I went back to XP and ran checkdisk, where it then
found cross linked files to repair. Not that I know what a cross linked
file is, but my suspicion is that this all had something to do with the
assault that Linux performed on my disk when I tried to mount the drive
with the wrong settings.
So where I'm at now is that I can mount the drive from the command line
[root at localhost ~]# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
... but only the root user can see it.
I want to be able to make it so that any user (which is almost always
me, but sometimes I'm root, sometimes I'm just a user with the account
"dave") can access the drive, and that it comes up in Gnome/Nautilus on
Here is what I currently have in /etc/fstab:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat
rw,uid=512,gid=1002 0 0
This also only seems to give root access. "dave" can not access the
drive, and it does not show up in Gnome/Nautilus.
In this thread I got a lot of different variations on what that line
should read, so I'm not sure which is the best for my situation.
How do I ensure universal read/write access to the disk for all users on
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