This morning I discovered I no longer could write on my vfat data partition as
a normal user. The following line is present in /etc/fstab (and has worked
before with atleast 2.5.40 and each and every 2.4 kernel I used)
/dev/hda7 /mnt/data vfat defaults,gid=103,umask=007 0 0
which gives the partition a mask of 770 to all users in gid 103 (which is
conveniently named fat32). I myself as user devilkin am in this group...
Yet, the directory is still:
07:22:56 root@laptop:/mnt# ls -ld data
drwxr-xr-x 9 root fat32 16384 Jan 1 1970 data
(and where the hell did that date come from??)
The permissioning on the files inside this directory seems correct, but for
the directories it is wrong:
-rwxrwx--- 1 root fat32 313 May 27 12:32 afile.ini*
drwxr-xr-x 3 root fat32 16384 Aug 22 13:01 adir/
which denies me the write rights I need.
Did something change on the fat/vfat/... layer that can cause this to no
If you need some more info, just yell... I hope this issue can be resolved.
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