[SWLUG] Trouble writing windows hard disk from Red Hat

Dick Bain dick at towy71.uklinux.net
Tue May 14 19:19:13 UTC 2002

Neil Jones wrote:

>Can anyone answer this?
>I have two hard disks on my system. One has linux. The other has windose 98.
>I use the Linux one most of the time only reverting to windows when 
>absolutely necessary.
>I am finding it impossible to write to the windows disk. It is set up as 
>I can read files with no problem. The permissions seem OK. I know someone 
>else who has had the same problem but has no solution.

below is my /etc/fstab file which determines the partitions that are 
available and their permissions, it alows me to write to the windows 
partitions! HTH
compare this with your own file:

/dev/hdb6 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb5 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb3 /home ext2 defaults 1 2
/mnt/cdrom /mnt/cdrom supermount 
dev=/dev/hdc,fs=iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15 0 0
/mnt/cdrom2 /mnt/cdrom2 supermount 
dev=/dev/scd0,fs=iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-15 0 0
/mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount 
dev=/dev/fd0,fs=vfat,--,iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=0,sync,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d vfat iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb4 swap swap defaults 0 0

p.s. using Mandrake 8.2 and had no control over this piece of jiggery 
pokery :)

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