View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrade to Jaunty Messed up my FSTAB?

May 9th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Hey all, please see my fstab below.

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda3
UUID=59405306-dc5e-42ca-a67f-f7564f1f8d1b / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda1
UUID=eb962adb-c29a-49a7-b74d-222ef21c992f none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/sdb2 /media/storage vfat defaults,user,exec,uid=1000,gid=100,umask=000 0 0

The This is essentially the fstab generated by the 8.10 install, to which I added the last line in order to give myself write access to my vfat storage drive. I don't recall it looking this messy though, and I can't quite seem to figure out what is going on above the last two lines.

Right now everything seems to work except that I no longer can seem to get write access to my storage drive, even as root...

This is omething that shouldn't be difficult but I always struggle with it.

Help please?

May 9th, 2009, 09:10 PM
What are the permissions to /media/storage?

May 9th, 2009, 09:29 PM
What are the permissions to /media/storage?

But I already checked the permissions on the mount point.

For some reason whenever I mount it, it gets mounted with the RO flag. I haven't specified this anywhere.

I'm starting to think the jaunty upgrade was somewhat buggy. I'm going to try to wipe everything and do a fresh install. (Of course this requires me being able to mount my storage drive to back up my data... Hopefully I'll be able to do this from the live cd...

May 10th, 2009, 12:01 AM

Never mind.

It appears to have been due to the fat32 partition having ssome file allocation table problems that the linux file system checker couldn't fix.

I ran chkdsk from XP and nbow it mounts writeable again.