Gnome and FAT Partition

Santiago Erquicia santiago_erquicia at
Tue Sep 21 17:02:54 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 12:50 -0400, Danuvius wrote:
> Good Afternoon,
> I have just recently installed Ubuntu on a friend's computer.  Things
> went reasonably well.
> However his mounted FAT partitions do not show up properly.  All
> entries (including directories) show up as files on the mounted FAT
> partitions... so it is essentially impossible to browse those
> partitions.  I also think (not sure) the filesizes show up as 0 bytes.
>  My other filesystems are all reiserfs... and they seem to be just
> fine.

I changed my /etc/fstab and added this line:

/dev/hda5 /windows vfat defaults,user,auto,showexec,umask=0 0 0

> Is this a Gnome problem?  Is there something I need to install?  I'd
> appreciate any help.  Tried googling... but I'm not even sure how to
> ask the right question.

This is the bug

> Sincerely,
> Danuvius
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