I am a first time linux user, just installed opensuse yesterday, and am having some trouble setting up a shared fat32 partition between windows and opensuse. I have read all I can but i’m really stumped, so sorry if this is an obvious question.
Anyway, here’s what’s happening: I have a partition set up for windows XP, then a fat32 partition I want to mount to /shared and use to share documents etc. between OSs, then the main ext3 partition, and swap. The problem is, no matter what I do, it will not allow a user other that root to write to the shared partition. Here’s what I tried so far:
I added this line to fstab which, as far as i can tell, should give all users the ability to read and write to the partition:
/dev/sda5 /shared vfat defaults,rw,users 0 0
This didn’t work (nautilus error says “permission denied”), So I figured the permissions on the folder must be set wrong. I “ls -l /” and got this:
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 16384 Dec 31 1969 shared
so i unmounted /dev/sda5 and opened a terminal as root and entered “chmod 777 /shared” which gave me this:
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Mar 1 01:21 shared
The I mounted /dev/sda5 again, but it still didn’t let write to the partition. It also automatically changed the permissions of /shared back to drwxr-xr-x
Now I am completely stumped and have no idea where to go from here. I searched the internet as much as possible and nothing seemed to be working. Any idea how I can allow non-root users to write to this partition?
the output of “df” with all partitions mounted, incase you need it, is:
/dev/sda7 17860580 4933776 12019536 30% / udev 109160 1948 107212 2% /dev /dev/sda1 17406392 1679852 15726540 10% /windows/C /dev/sda5 22520112 15355600 7164512 69% /shared
Again, i’m a complete noob, so sorry if this is an obvious question. also, is there any other info I should give?