FAT32 issue

John Ughrin jughrin at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 11 16:58:07 UTC 2005

> From: Duncan Lithgow <duncan at lithgow-schmidt.dk>
> Subject: Re: FAT32 issue
> To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions
<snip me>
> fat32 - or vfat as linux calls it, has some
> different permission
> problems - it doesn't work quite like other drives.
> I'm no expert but
> this works for me:
> The name of the drive which is fat 32: /dev/hda5
> The folder to mount it to (don't forget to make this
> folder): /mnt/SharedFiles
> The filesystem: vfat
> options: auto(mount always),defaults,gid=600(the id
> of the group who
> owns it),dmask=2(the permissions for the
> directory),fmask=113(the
> permissions for the files) 0 0
> So the line should look like an altered version of:
> /dev/hda5		/mnt/SharedFiles	vfat
> auto,defaults,gid=600,dmask=2,fmask=113
> 0 0

> From: bored2k <ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org>
> Subject: Re: FAT32 issue
> $ sudo mount /dev/hda1 /media/window -t vfat -o
> umask=000
> (change values)
> Or this for automount
> http://ubuntuguide.org/#automountfat

Hey thanks! Got it working (or so it seems). What (if
anything) is the difference between mounting it at
"/mnt/something" or at "/media/something"? The Iomega
infromation suggested mounting under /mnt for the Zip.
I guess I can experiment to find out. :)

Thanks again, guys!

"Faith without works is nothing,
 works without faith is still...ah...pretty good."
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