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Re: [Xen-users] can't mount vfat fs on lvm created by winxp guest

On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 23:02 +0200, Yann Boutin wrote:
> Greetings, 
> I've had no success with mounting a vfat file system created by a 
> Windows XP guest on a lvm volume.
> # mount -t vfat /dev/vg1/win1 /mnt/

This is also a common problem when sharing pen drives and similar
between Windows and GNU/Linux (or any other odd fat bd)

try mount -t vfat -o umask=000 /dev/vg1/win1 /mnt

If you go to the mount man page, it explains some things that can
'break' vfat, such as everything by default being mounted with the umask
of the current process.

see man 8 mount and look for "Mount options for fat"

You may need to play with this a bit. The above gets my pen drive
mounted correctly, may work for you.

This is really a GNU/Linux admin issue, not so much Xen but I figured
I'd chirp in anyway since it is kinda cryptic. 


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