General :: Unable To Set Write Permission On Vfat Formatted Partition
Dec 20, 2010
I have 250 GB HDD, 150 GB has CentOS installed,I have formatted the rest 100 GB in vfat, mounted on /data/ folder, now the issue is only root have the write permission on that folder, i have tried all the commands, however i have reformatted it with ext3 and now issue is resolved, i just want to know that why it is not possible to set the permissin to everyone +w on vfat partition.
I partitioned my drive to dual boot with XP, and I also added in a fat32 partition so both Windows and Linux can read/write to there to share files. I now have a problem with permissions (I know that fat32/vfat does not support permissions.) I can as my normal user read/write to this partition, but I want to set-up a CodeBlocks project on there and this is where I run into my permissions error.I can create it and the .cbp file is there ect. but I can not save any work, it will complain ('could not write', or sometimes with 'maybe this drive is write protected'.) I have something like
UUID=1234-1A23 /repo vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0 in my /etc/fstab
I did not find the solution to my problem reading other posts so I apologize in advance if this question has been solved in a previous thread.I recently started having input/output errors when trying to access directories on my external HD. Today I moved the content of my external HD to a single directory before starting a backup. Since then I can not access this backup directory anymore although the external HD automatically mounts when I turn it on.
I tried my luck starting the external HD in Windows but it wont show up in the explorer. What should I do to be able to mount it in windows and is there any way this would fix the problem?I'm running xubuntu kernel v 2.6.27-14-generic and the external HD is an acomdata.
I have a 320GB external HDD with 2 partitions, both primary:
1. vfat 100GB 2. ext3 remainder
Both were formatted when I created them with qtparted. Windows 7 sees them, and says they are healthy, but does not recognize the vfat partition. Is it too big, perhaps? Short of moving everything off the vfat partition and recreating it with W7, how do I fix it? I think W7 uses some sort of extended fat32 now?
I have a vfat partition under RedHat RHEL5 that I currently must mount manualy after each boot. I would like it to auto-mount but I cannot find a way to do this without it becoming ro except for root. My other partitions auto-mount just fine. I have tried the vfat as a separate partition and as a VLM logical drive (as it currently is).
is what I use for other VLM partitions, but for the vfat it seems to only allow root access. Manually mount this partition is OK, it's just that I have sometimes forgotten and then it is not included in backups. What do I need to do to make the vfat auto-mount as accessible for a user?
I recently installed ubuntu 11.04. After installation, I created two ext4 partitions in my hard drive. My problem is that I can't create any files in these partitions. These partitions are not automatically mounted at boot time, but once I try to access them , they get mounted. I thought all this was managed by /etc/fstab file but I can't see any entry for these partitions there. So, I created an entry for both these partitions in fstab file with the following options: auto,user,exec,rw,suid,dev However, now when i boot, i see that there are two partitions already mounted as earlier and there are two more in the Places menu. I am not able to mount them since they are already mounted. And I still can't create any files in those partitions.
I used gparted to format and merge two partitions to a single 150gig partition. However, after mounting the partition (and entering my password) I am unable to write any files to it.I tried looking at its permissions. Both its owner and group is root.Could anyone help me by telling me how I could change this through gparted, the terminal, or any other way?
In one of our client system there is a partition which shows NTFS and other partitions are ext3...the partition which shows NTFS is a seperate HDD...The NTFS partition has been mounted...but we are not able to write anything to it...but we checked in /etc/fstab....it shows 'ro' so we changed to defaults....after making chnages when we tried to remount using the command mount -o remount /partition.it shows the device is already been in use try using the command fuser or lsof.we tried fuser /partition and then killed that process..still same error.....I would also like to know is there a way that we convert the NTFS partition to ext3 without losing the datas.
I would like to be able to read and write on hd formatted as Hfs+ not journaled...I know it is possible, but still I can't since ubuntu mount them with a different user: 99.If I add my user to the group 99 will be fine? or exist another way to write on such file system?if use hfs+ not journaled it will be less safe for the files?
How would i write a command that can find all the objects under the etc directory that have group write permission enabled and have not been accessed in the last X days. This is what i got from internet souce but i m not able to modify it according to my distribution. find /etc -perm -0070 -a -mtime +X ! -type l?print Here is the exact statement from link i m referring to.
I have tried to 'makepkg -s' easy-e17 in a few different places, but to no avail. I get the error: Code: ERROR: You do not have write permission to store packages in /bin/easy-e17. Aborting...
Though, I also get this error for any other directory I try in. When trying with 'sudo' I am told that it is a "bad idea." I have never used makepkg before, so whatever is wrong might be obvious; I have never "fine-tined" my makepkg.conf before, either. Probably not relevant, but just in case: easy-e17 is a group of files from the Arch User Repository for installing Enlightenment (DR17). Perhaps there is something I need to install in order to make packages from the AUR? Or does that sound ridiculous? I wouldn't know.
Running Debian Squeeze, I used gparted to wipe the fat partition on a 8GB USB thumbdrive, and repartitioned it with ext3. Everything goes fine, and gparted and fdisk -l both show the correct partition, but I can't seem to mount it, and automount in gnome fails as well.code...
I've been using Ubuntu 10.10 for just under a week. Recently, a partition called 'Data' has disappeared, and all my music and documents along with it. The folder is not to be seen in Places or on my desktop. My only way of finding it is to go to terminal. But when I try to open it there I get an error saying I don't have permission to read it. In Puppy Linux and SliTaz I can easily find the partition and read it. What should I do to bring it back in Ubuntu?
I have a file the owner is root:root ( mode is 644 ), I want to release read & write permission to a non root user ( eg. admin_usr ), I tried to create a specific group ( eg. ADM ) and release it to root user and admin_usr ( by adding this users to ADM in /etc/group ) , but it is not work, if preserve the file mode to 644 , is it ok? how to do it if I want to have read & write permission in my case ?
I was attempting to format a flash drive, and well, used the wrong sdX device. I've run DiskInternals Partition Recovery tool, and all my files are still there (you have to pay $139 to have it restore the files). Is there any way using tools in linux to restore the ntfs partition/files? It was a single disk with the partition taking the entire drive. I've tried mounting it with the -t option, but it says invalid ntfs signature. Man, two lessons the hard way, make sure you backup (duh) and be careful what you type as root.
I just noticed on my Ubuntu machine (ext3 filesystem) that removing write permissions from a file does not keep root from writing to it. Is this a general rule of UNIX file permissions? Or specific to Ubuntu? Or a misconfiguration on my machine? Writing to the file fails (as expected) if I do this from my normal user account.Is this normal behavior?Is there a way to prevent root from accidentally writing to a file (Preferably using normal filesystem mechanisms, not AppArmor, etc.)
I understand that root has total control over the system and can, eg, change the permissions on any file.My question is whether currently set permissions are enforced on code running as root. The idea is the root user preventing her/himself from accidentally writing to a file. also understand that one should not be logged in as root for normal operations.
How to mount vfat partition automatically after boot? After login it it will mount all vfat partition and the icon of those parition will be at desktop. How can it be done. udisks is installed. If i click a vfat partition from pcmanfm it prompts for password to mount.I don't want to click. It will be automatically mounted and i will get the icon of that mounted vfat partition at desktop
I have performed NFS installation on debian(as server) and fedora(as client). I made tests for 2 directories. The first one(from a debian home/somedir directory worked perfectly) but the second one not. This second directory is a hard disk partionned on fat32(vfat in my /etc/fstab file).
I have no error with both command : Code: exportfs in debian and Code: mount -a