View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Cant make folders in fat32?

January 3rd, 2009, 04:54 AM
Hi there,

I can't make folders in a new formatted fat32 HDD...

usually i do:

sudo chown -R USERNAME:USERNAME /media/mynewdrive

but it gives me:

some@some-one:~$ sudo chown -R some:some /mnt/hdd_1
chown: changing ownership of `/mnt/hdd_1': Operation not permitted

my fstab:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/hdd_1 vfat defaults 0 0

how can i do this?


January 3rd, 2009, 05:04 AM
Don't know exactly what your doing in the first 2 quotes but for the 1 fat32 volume I want auto mounted I use this in fstab

Edit: now i see the first 2 quotes are not related, if you want the volume auto mounted thru fstab then just make a proper entry as below
If for some reason you need to chown it, then comment the fstab out, let it mount to the default of /media/<volume label> and chown that if needed(though you shouldn't have to with a vfat volume

/dev/sdb8 /media/music vfat iocharset=utf8,umask=000 0 0

January 3rd, 2009, 05:31 AM
/dev/sda1 /mnt/hdd_1 vfat defaults 0 0
are you sure it shouldn't be sdb1? (sdc1,etc) sda1 is usually the main drive/partition.

sudo fdisk -l

January 5th, 2009, 01:47 PM
i formatted to NTFS and continued...

sda1 is right..weird but right...