Re: [SLUG] hdd

From: Eben King (
Date: Mon Sep 15 2003 - 00:47:32 EDT

On Sun, 14 Sep 2003, Maurice Wilson wrote:

> Eben King wrote:
> >On Sun, 14 Sep 2003, Maurice Wilson wrote:
> > > [drive]
> > [check fstab]
> >
> The Debian drive is an ata 100 20gb drive and I set it up as ext3,
> however the small backup drive is only about 550mb so it is probably
> only fat 16. I can't remember but I don't think a drive that size can be
> a fat32

Probably can be, but doesn't have to be, but I'm not into FAT specs.

> the line in fstab reads "/dev/hdc1/mnt/hdc1 ufat
> noauto.users.exe,unmask=000,u10=knoppix.g10=knoppix 00"


/dev/hdc1 /mnt/hdc1 vfat noauto,users,exe,umask=000,uid=knoppix,gid=knoppix 0 0

yes? If so, the disk should be of type 'vfat' (filenames longer than 8.3
supported), with all files and directories owned by user 'knoppix', group
'knoppix'. Try setting uid=<you>, gid=users (some distributions use
'users', and some make a group for each user. If you don't know which
Debian does, either [a] try it both ways; or [b] "ls -ld ~", and after
your username is your group.) and remounting it. Or try writing to it as

-eben    ebQenW1@EtaRmpTabYayU.rIr.OcoPm

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