Shared Windows/Linux Drive Problems

Peter Lieverdink ubuntu at
Wed Jan 4 06:30:36 UTC 2006

Ryan Thompson wrote:
> I am having problems getting permissions to Read/Write/Execute on a
> shared partition.  I have access with Root but all my other users can
> only read/execute.  Tried a chmod 777 but that didn't work.  Can anyone
> help?

You need to pass the correct parameters in /etc/fstab. Notably 'uid'
and/or 'gid' and 'umask'.

chmod only works on filesystems that support ownership/permissions,
which FAT32 doesn't do.

- P.

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