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an intermediate Linux user. DO NOT bother giving me any advice unless
you READ THE QUESTION CAREFULLY. I say this only to avoid a rash of
uninformative advice from well-meaning newbies. Thank you. Really. ***
Here's the problem:
I have a FAT32 (vfat) partition that I usually mount at boot time using
this entry in /etc/fstab:
/dev/hdd1 /mnt/download vfat defaults 0 0
What I would like to do is have this partition mounted so that a regular
user can make directories on this partition, copy/create files, etc. I
have tried using both "owner" and "user" in the options column, without
any luck. I have tried set[ug]id'ing as well as "sticky-bitting" the
/mnt/download directory, but once I mount the vfat partition there, the
bits get reset until the partition is umounted.
Has anyone out there successfully done this? I do not want to make the
partition ext2 because I often download materials for my Windoze system
as well, and I want to be able to read/write it from there (thus,
read-only ext2 support for Windoze is not an option).
Feel free to e-mail me also, but PLEASE post the answer here too so
others may benefit.
(my turn in the service queue)