Permissions, perahaps? Cant read vfat partition...

Shawn adonijah at
Sat Sep 18 16:33:27 UTC 2004

On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 08:10:26 -0400, Tom HIlbert <piagetblix at> wrote:
> I installed ubuntu successfully the other day. I have only one issue
> that involves being able to read files and folders on my windows fat32
> partition - namely my mp3s.  I can mount the partition but not move or
> play the files.  I have made a root account and can do everything fine
> as root, but as user it shows the files as unknown types in nautilus.
> Can anyone shed some light on this problem for me?

You must mount the fat partition with uid=$UID,gid=$GID, example:

mount -oro,uid=1000,gid=1000 -tvfat

Where $UID, is your user id, and $GID is your group id. You can find
out what these are by running 'id' in a shell prompt when logged in as
the desired user.

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