Mount FAT32-formatted drive under a normal user mode

Gábor Iglói mdjake at
Fri Mar 11 12:34:31 UTC 2005

Add the option "user" (without "") to your /etc/fstab like this:

/dev/hda5 /mnt/WinXP vfat defaults,users 0 0

This way ordinary users can mount/umount this partition.

I think your other problem can be solved with the umask option:

/dev/hda5 /mnt/WinXP vfat defaults,users,umask=000 0 0

I hope I remember well because I did this a long time ago.

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