Users unable to write to mounted FAT32 partition

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Fri Mar 2 23:37:37 UTC 2007

On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 05:14:14PM -0600, Michael G. wrote:

> OK, I've scoured the archives for an answer with no results.  I'm 
> sharing a FAT32 partition between XP and 6.2 Release.  The problem is I 
> can mount the drive but only root can write to it (users can just 
> read).  I have the following in fstab:
> /dev/asd42        /mydos        msdosfs     rw  0 0
> I've tried adding the -u or -g option with no luck.  I understand that 
> since FAT has no inherent permissions chmod has no effect either (tried 
> it just to be sure) so it must be set from fstab.  Any help?

What are the owner and permissions on the mount point  (/mydos)?


> Thanks!
> M.G.
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