How to allow write permissions to mounted partitions...

Open up "/etc/fstab" in your favorite text editor, and add or edit the mounted partition line to be:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/dos1 vfat users,owner,rw,noauto 0 0

/dev/hda1 = hard drive partition
/mnt/dos1 = mount point where you want the disk mounted
vfat = filesystem type
users,owner,rw,noauto = options to mount

users => allow users to mount
owner => allow device owner to mount
rw => read and write permissions
noauto => do not mount at boot (otherwise will mount as root)
0 0 => backup option (to dump, don't dump) and fsck option (don't fsck)

Once you do this, any user can do:

$ mount /mnt/dos1

... and this will mount the filesystem.

Check the man on "fstab" and "mount" for more help.

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