[Sussex] Mozilla Ok

Karl E. Jorgensen karl at jorgensen.com
Thu Aug 19 16:49:53 UTC 2004

On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 10:16:13AM +0100, Angelo Servini wrote:
> Hi All
> As you know I am using a dual boot using Gentoo Linux + Win2k.  For
> compatability and (wanting the ability to access mail in both) I am now
> using Mozilla on both OS's.  I have a partition called (D:) that is Fat32
> and have my Win2k Mozilla directories on this D: drive.  I would like to
> setup Gentoo/Mozilla to use these directories rather than Home.  The trouble
> is that Gentoo seems to only want to access this D: drive as root.  

Check your /etc/fstab...

Fat32 has no concept of users/groups and very little idea of
permissions. And Linux by default pretends that everything is owned by

This can be changed in /etc/fstab (after which you'll have to unmount
+ remount):

    /dev/hdWhatEver     /home/angelo/shared     vfat uid=angelo,gid=family,umask=027

should do the trick - substitute the obvious strings for whatever is
suitable for you.

For more info: man mount and search for vfat

Hope this helps

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oops. This was not addressed to me. I have broken the law. But I might
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Not much of an advert, but it gets the word around I guess...

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I have no idea of whether I was the *intended* recipient without reading
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Karl E. Jørgensen
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