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Date:      Sun, 20 Oct 1996 17:58:15 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      Greg Lehey <grog@lemis.de>
To:        roberte@mep.ruhr-uni-bochum.de (Robert Eckardt)
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org (FreeBSD Questions)
Subject:   Re: Making a DOS Partition writeable
Message-ID:  <199610201558.RAA13239@freebie.lemis.de>
In-Reply-To: <199610171158.NAA01001@ghost.mep.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> from Robert Eckardt at "Oct 17, 96 01:58:30 pm"

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Robert Eckardt writes:
>> I have a 30MB Primary DOS partition on the same HD with FreeBSD.
>> Unfortunately, it is Read-Only.  Is it possible to mount a DOS partition
>> that id Read-Write capable?  Why is the primary DOS partition Read-Only?
>
> Look into /etc/fstab
> You will find a line like
> /dev/wd0s1                      /c              msdos   ro 0 0
>                                This makes it read-only: ^^
>
> Just change it to
> /dev/wd0s1      	        /c              msdos   rw 0 0

There's a good reason that DOS file systems get mounted read-only.
The file system code *was* buggy, and a write to an MS-DOS file system
could cause file system corruption.  I don't know if it's still the
case--maybe somebody else can comment--but you should know the
potential risks of writing to DOS file systems.

Greg




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