Bug 76832 - NEEDINFO mount fat32 -w
Summary: NEEDINFO mount fat32 -w
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-27 20:06 UTC by Dan Clowater
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-07-07 16:04:43 UTC

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Description Dan Clowater 2002-10-27 20:06:58 UTC
Description of Problem:
unable to mount windows fat 32 via fstab rw.  I can mount the volumes rw for
root only, and only when I mount manually. using the string:

mount -w -t vfat /dev/hda1 //mnt/cee

tried using -o gid=500 and a whole wrath of variations - yet I still cannot get
the volumes to load rw for my primary login - so I don't have to login as root.

also tried adding to the fstab - but that fails on bootup - it starts to mount
the volumes then hangs and I have to ctrl+c past it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable)
kernel 2.4.18-17.8.0

How Reproducible:
whenever I try to mount windows volumes rw for all users

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount in fstab - fails
2. manual mount only makes rw to root - despite options

Actual Results:

no re for my admin login
Expected Results:

rw for admin login
Additional Information:
suggestions PLEASE!!! :)

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-10-29 11:55:35 UTC
My wild-and-uninformed guess is a configuration error, since it "WORKSFORME". I can't 
help you track down that type of problem, but if you use one of the support forums 
mentioned on our web site to narrow things down to the actual cause of things, and use 
that info to make up a reproducible test case, I'll be happy to look at the problem then.

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