[lug] Linux FileServer Problems

Michael Deck deckm at cleansoft.com
Tue Nov 16 22:49:06 MST 1999

We're making some progress. With the incantations you both recommended, I 
can mount the dos drives RW at boot time and write to *some* of them. In 
particular, I can write to FAT16 drives. But one of my drives has an fdisk 
that looks like this:

Disk /dev/hdd: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 790 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdd1             2       789   6329610    5  Extended
/dev/hdd5             2       374   2996091    b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/hdd6           375       716   2747083+   b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/hdd7           717       789    586341    b  Win95 FAT32

When I do a df on this drive, I see that it supposedly has no space 
available. When I try to write to it from windows, it's the BSOD with "no 
space on network drive". And when I shutdown/reboot, it gives me some 
message about a bad FSINFO before it wipes the screen.

I'm pretty close to throwing $200 at this problem and buying a new HDD that 
I can format as ext2fs and copy all this junk onto it. It's sucked up a 
couple o' days already. But I'd really like to know if there is a solution!

At 08:46 AM 11/16/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I've got to agree.  I've done this in the past, but my current system is all
>linux.  However, the parameters I used were slightly different.  Calvin is
>using the umask, I was using the mode.  I also didn't put the
>"noexec,nodev,nosuid,noauto" lines in there.  The difference between the
>mask and the mode is that the umask says which permissions bits will be
>cleared, while the mode says which permissions bits will be set.
>6 of one, half dozen of the other.
>And yes, that does work when I have my user account mount my floppy drive
>with a dos disk.  User account can mount it, read it, write it, and unmount
>Keep us informed.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Calvin Dodge [mailto:caldodge at fpcc.net]
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 8:19 AM
> > To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> > Subject: Re: [lug] Linux FileServer Problems
> >
> >
> > Sorry - word wrap made that look kinda funny.  It should all
> > be on one line,
> > like:
> >
> > /dev/hda1 /mnt/c vfat noexec,nodev,nosuid,noauto,umask=0 0 0
> >
> > Calvin
> >
> > --
> > "Hey feller!
> > I bet you're still living in your parents' cellar
> > Downloading pictures of Sarah Michelle Gellar
> > And posting 'me too!' like some brain-dead AOLer"
> >
> > - "It's All About The Pentiums"
> >
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Michael Deck
Cleanroom Software Engineering, Inc.   

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