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Hi, I am running KDE 3.2 on Mandrake 10.1, and I also have Windows XP installed with an additional FAT32 partition so I can transfer files back and forth between ...
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    Viewing FAT32 Partition in KDE


    Hi,
    I am running KDE 3.2 on Mandrake 10.1, and I also have Windows XP installed with an additional FAT32 partition so I can transfer files back and forth between my OS's easily. The problem is that I cannot change the permissions on /mnt/win_d which is the FAT32 partition. The only way I can write to the partition is by logging into KDE as root, or by using the su command in the command line. Does anyone know how I can make it so that other users can access the FAT32 partition? Specifically, I want to be able to make LimeWire download to a folder in the FAT32 partition by default, that way LimeWire in windows and LimeWire in Linux will be able to DL to the same folder.

    Jon

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    Funny, it works fine on my Mandrake 10.1 at home but the server at work, same version, I can not access the FAT32 disk. The only difference is the security settings.

    I would also be interested in and answer to this problem.

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    I figured it out...

    System->Configuration->Configure Your Computer

    This opens the Mandrake Control Center. Choose the Security Tab and then Permissions. Select Add a Rule and fill in the required fields. EASY!!! That is once you figure it out...

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    Well,
    since the "/mnt/win_d/" directory will be mostly owned by root -
    (I don't know if we can change this),

    What we probably have to do to make it accessible anytime by anyone,
    is just to give the "rwx" permission to "other"...

    Probably it's worth to know that this could be done easily and fast
    with only a simple line :

    Code:
    chmod  -Rv 777 /mnt/win_d/
    -R is for recursive command (since it's a directory not a file),
    -v is for verbose mode
    777 stands for "full access" to the trio, "User", "group", and "other"

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