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I recently installed Gentoo and I have Windows XP installed on the same hard-drive (XP is on NTFS) and I made another FAT32 partition so I can read/write those files ...
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    Help with fstab


    I recently installed Gentoo and I have Windows XP installed on the same hard-drive (XP is on NTFS) and I made another FAT32 partition so I can read/write those files from both XP and Gentoo.

    Mounting the partition (FAT32) from root is not a problem but I want other users to be able to access it as well (in wheel group which has no permission to mount and when root mounts it they cant view it).

    Also do I need to select any support in kernel for FAT32?

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    Here's mine from Suse 9.0. Might be of help.

    /dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Here's mine from Suse 9.0. Might be of help.

    /dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
    Except you would replace ntfs with vfat and remove the ro (so you can write to it). And that goes in your /etc/fstab.


    As far as the kernel goes, you just have to make sure that you include vfat support (under Filesystems) either in the kernel or as a module (and modprobe it).
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    Whoops, missed that bit.

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    Code:
    /dev/hdb5		/files		vfat		defaults,users,umask=0,quiet			0 0
    That did exactly what I needed.

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