[lug] Weird link issue

Joseph McDonald joem at uu.net
Thu Jun 26 09:20:17 MDT 2003

On Thu, Jun 26, 2003 at 09:15:29AM -0600, Peter Hutnick wrote:
> 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").

Can you still 'cd' into the symlinked directory even if it
doesn't show up in a directory listing?


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