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Re: Access to Windows partition

Hello Piero,

Piero wrote:
> I mounted my hard disk's windows partition (fat32) with "gid=winusers"
> (the group to which I belong) and umask=113 as options. Correctly the
> directory /windows ant its subdirectories had uid 0 (default), gid
> winusers, and permissions "rw-rw-r--".
> Nevertheless, when I tried to do "ls -l /windows" or "cd /windows"
> under my own logname, I got the message "permission denied". I could
> do such operations (at least "ls -l") logging as root.
> Is it normal?

Just a shoot in the dark:
Did you completely log out and then log in again after adding yourself
to the winusers group?
AFAIK changes in group memberships will only apply after the next

> In this case, what can I do in order Linux Mozilla and Windows Mozilla
> to share address books and bookmarks? (I thought of symlinking them).

First of all: better try to use the same release on both platforms.

When using Mozilla I set symlinks from abook.mab, bookmarks.html,
cookies.txt and the Mail and News folders to the corresponding windows
Unfortunately there were some drawbacks:
Sometimes Mozilla doesn't follow the symlink when saving a file (ie. a
mailbox) but creates it anew thus thrashing the symlink. That's why I
set up some folder symlinks...

It worked for me for some time, but then I quit using Windows at all, so
I don't know how good / stable this solution is. YMMV...


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