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Re: Trying to get a partition shared between WinXP and FC3

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: Trying to get a partition shared between WinXP and FC3
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 14:06:24 +0200
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Leslie Katz wrote:
> I'm not sure I've seen anything from the list yet with either my
> or Benno's posts in it,

This must be because you are not subscribed, as the posts did make 
it through, as you can see here:

To subscribe follow the instructions on: 

> I then restarted the computer, choosing Linux as the OS I wanted.
> I next started Writer and tried to open "test.txt", which was
> visible. It worked, but "read-only". I checked the file's
> permissions and saw that ordinary users weren't permitted to
> write to the file.

Googling for "how to share partition between windows and linux" 
(without the quotes) popped up this:

It seems you need an option "umask=000" in your /etc/fstab, as shown 
here: http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux/fstab.txt

> I didn't remount the partition before rebooting my computer,
> thinking I could mount it manually after the re-boot

That was perfectly allright, there is no need to remount before 
rebooting.  You can indeed mount the partition manually any time, 
even if /etc/fstab isn't correctly set up: by giving 'mount' all 
the necessary options directly.  See 'man mount' for that.

> I would have preferred not to
> have to figure out myself how to get things going again, but to
> have that information in advance from the info page.

Well, if you can write something up, concise and general, and post 
it here, your text might get included in a next version of parted.

One thing you may want to keep in mind: Google is half the Linux 
manual.  Especially when having difficulties.  :)

Cheers, and enjoy!


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