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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: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:42:15 +0200
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Leslie Katz wrote:
> At 10:06 PM 05/08/20, Benno Schulenberg wrote:
> > It seems you need an option "umask=000" in your /etc/fstab,

Did this indeed do the trick?

> 1. if you want to use mkfs to change the file system of an
> existing mounted partition, it will be necessary for you to
> unmount that partition before you change its file system.

Well, that really goes without saying: when you mount a filesystem, 
you're telling the OS: "use it as you see fit".  Then you can't go 
and destroy that filesystem while it is in the OS's hands.

> 2. if there is an entry in the file "/etc/fstab" for the
> partition whose file system you have changed with mkfs, you
> should edit that file to reflect the change of the partition's
> file system before any re-boot.

When closing parted, it always prints the message "Don't forget to 
update /etc/fstab, if necessary."; maybe your version didn't do 
that yet, but nowadays it does.  IMO this is enough.


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