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how to mount a vfat (FAT32) drive such that it is writable

  • use the following line in your /etc/fstab:
    /dev/hdb4 /scratch vfat auto,user,rw,uid=500 0 0 where:
    /dev/hdb4 is the drive with the FAT filesystem
    /scratch is the directory you want to mount it
    uid=500 is the userid of the user who should own the drive
    (type id to see what your uid number is)


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