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    problem when mounting a vfat partition

    I have recently installed my linuxsystem(debiandistr.) next to my win2k. installation.
    I have a second hardisk on which I store my data. Obviously I want to be able to get at that data from within linux.
    Now, I have mounted the disk and can acess it normaly when I am root, but not under my 'normal' user account.
    I have tried playing with the fstab-file but without succes. I seem to be setting the 'right ' options when mounting, but with no effect.
    here is my fstab:
    --------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    /dev/hda3 /home ext3 defaults 0 2
    /dev/hda4 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/hdc1/mnt/datenvfatdefaults,user,rw,umask=002,gid=1000 0
    /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto,exec 0 0
    /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 ro,user,noauto,exec 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,sync 0 0
    --------------------
    /dev/hdc1 is the drive in question

    ThanX in advance for any help given!


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    Re:problem when mounting a vfat partition

    Hi,

    Have you checked our tutorial?

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    Re:problem when mounting a vfat partition

    yes, thats where I got the line for fstab from. ThanX!!

    I don't quite understand why, but I can now acess the drive as a normal user. All it needed was a reboot. I thought it would be enough to "remount" all devices, I was proved wrong.

    thanX fot the fast reply

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    Re:problem when mounting a vfat partition

    Glad you got it to work.

  5. #5

    Re:problem when mounting a vfat partition

    For future reference, issuing a
    Code:
    umount /mnt/daten
    mount /mnt/daten
    as root will probably do the job

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    Re:problem when mounting a vfat partition

    [quote author=Tyr_7BE link=board=1;threadid=10212;start=0#msg92280 date=1107713867]
    For future reference, issuing a
    Code:
    umount /mnt/daten
    mount /mnt/daten
    as root will probably do the job
    [/quote]

    Just curious... shouldn't any user be able to mount the partition as referenced in the previous fstab? You *have* to be root? I wouldn't have thought so... and better if you didn't have to be. (Although you might need to be root to get write permissions to the partition if you ever needed them...)

    Later On,
    Dave

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