Shared Drive

Timothy A. Holmes tholmes at
Fri Oct 21 21:21:58 UTC 2005

On 10/21/05, Timothy A. Holmes <tholmes at> wrote:
> Hi Folks -- thanks for all the help on the new laptop its working
> and the programs look awesome
> I have hit one (hopefully final) snag -- I created a shared partition
> the computer, and formatted it with fat32.
> I would like to be able to access it from both Windows XP and from
> Ubuntu, but I cannot remember how it was set up last time.  I know
> there was a statement in the fstab file, but I don't remember how to
> format the statement or all the proper parameters -- If someone could
> point me to the proper reference documents, I would be most
> Thanks in advance
> Timothy A. Holmes
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[Timothy A. Holmes] 

Ok -- im still havin fits here -- 

I have modified the /etc/fstab file according to the directions listed
above, and remounted, and as root, I can create files with no problem,
however as my normal user, I cannot create files. -- I get a permission
denied error

Checking the permissions indicates that the mount is owned by root:root
and perms are 755

Obviously that isn't gonna work

I also read the following forum post

partway down it indicates that the 2.6x kernel broke umask (breezy uses
2.6.something )

So I tried using the dmask and fmask commands as indicated -- no joy

Can someone please suggest a way to do this -- I really would like to
use this laptop this weekend to process some pictures, but if I cant
share this space, I may as well go back to windows XP


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