[CentOS] Can't mount FAT32 partition

Phil Schaffner P.R.Schaffner at IEEE.org
Thu Sep 1 04:25:03 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 11:10 +0900, Dave Gutteridge wrote:
> So where I'm at now is that I can mount the drive from the command line 
> like so:
> [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 
> boot.
> Here is what I currently have in /etc/fstab:
> /dev/hda1               /mnt/windows            vfat    
> rw,uid=512,gid=1002 0 0

Looks like you didn't read my original message thoroughly...

On Mon, 2005-08-29 at 11:55 -0400, Phil Schaffner wrote:
> Try:
> /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat rw,noauto,user,uid=512,gid=1002 1 2
> Adjust uid and gid for the user you want to have full access
> (see /etc/passwd entry), or omit for read-all write-root.  [Be
> sure /mnt/windows exists.]

uid=512 and gid=1002 are almost certainly not those for user "dave"
in /etc/passwd - more likely 500:500 as a guess.  [And yes, 0 0 at the
end, not 1 2 unless you want to be assaulted again by ALPHA dosfsck.]

$ grep prs /etc/passwd
prs:x:512:1002:Phil Schaffner:/home/prs:/bin/bash

See what "grep dave /etc/passwd" returns and fix up /etc/fstab


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