See man fstab and man mount perhaps? This is where permissions are determined.
Originally Posted by MetalheadGautham
You can't. Make a fresh backup, convert to Ext3, restore from backup.
I have a FAT32 Partition where I store all my Videos, DVD Rips, Audio, CD Rips, Images, eBooks, etc named Multimedia(duh).
Eventhough I am reinstalling Window$, I don't intend to use it for ANYTHING ecept some gaming, so I don't want windows to mess with that partition.
I want to losslessly(without losing files) convert it to a linux native format. How do I do that ?
Ext3 is just fine. Mount with noexec option if you have security concerns.
And what format would you recommend ? EXT2, EXT3 or ReiserFS or something else ?
Remember that no programs will be run from that partition - it will be home for static data and data would just keep on adding to it, and occasionally I will be burning stuff off as compilations to save disc space. So which format is the best ?
Totally irrelevant, you mount it where you want to, ~/foo is fine.
I intend to mount it within my /home partition, which is EXT3.
Make sure you retain the 5% superuser-reserved when running makefs. As long as there is some free space on that filesystem fragmentation is not going to be a concern. Ext3 is a journaling FS, the very reason of journal is to speed up recovery.
Also, is there any defragmenting software for linux so that I can rearrange files in an EXT3 partition to enable easy resizing of partition and faster data recovary times in case of failure ?
Don't know what is NimleX, or YAFFS2.
Can a Distro like NimbleX be successfully installed in a YAFFS2 partition on a thumb drive and expected to offer classy performance ?
Can I encrypt a YAFFS2 Partition with a password to enable file access protection ?
Is it possible to create a pendrive companion to a standard DVD distro, where changes from the normal file settings in the DVD distro are kept ?
Tip: Do not ask too many questions at once, nobody knows everything and this holds potential helpers back.