[lug] Weird link issue

Peter Hutnick peter-lists at hutnick.com
Thu Jun 26 09:15:29 MDT 2003

Jeremy said:
> Hello
> I have a weird link issue.  I have a redhat 9 server  with 2 hard
> drives. one 20GB with the OS on ext3 partitions, and the other a 40GB
> with my data on a fat32 partition.  my home dir is on the 20GB.  I would
> like to link the /data/music dir on the 40GB to my home dir so I can FTP
> in and download music to my laptop.  I can create symlinks, but cannot
> create hard links across the 2 devices.  When I create a symlink and FTP
> in my music dir does not appear as a folder as it would on the server.
> I have a few theories on why this happens, can anyone tell me for sure.
> 1.  My users are chrooted using ProFTP and will never be able to get out
> of their home dir and surf the rest of the machine.
> 2.  ext3 and my fat32 dir are incompatible
> 3,  my permissions on either drive is screwed up

This is normal.  Only symlinks can be made across filesystems (that is
"partitions" not "file system types").


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