Mount FAT32-formatted drive under a normal user mode

katmandu ulist at
Fri Mar 11 12:48:41 UTC 2005

That is simple.

As root, edit your /etc/fstab file, and add the following line:

/dev/hda5       /mnt/WinXP         vfat rw,noauto,user   0   0

The first paramater indicates the device to mount. The second, where to
mount it. The third one, its filesystem. Then the attributes to mount
the device. The most relevant in your case is 'user', which allows a
regular user to mount the device. Take a look at the manpage of mount
for more details and options. Type 'man mount' in a terminal window.

Now you can type the mount command as a regular user, or even mount it
trough Nautilus, there should appear a new icon in Computer location
for your new mountpoint.

Hope it helps.


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