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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: VFAT/MSDOS

On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, R. J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Monday 09 of August 2004 23:40, Steven E. Woolard wrote:
> > VER: 2.6.8-rc3
> > Using a FAT16 file system mounted via /dev/sda1
> > it cannot be written to. When attempt is made it gives the error of being a
> > read-only file system.
>
> It's known. It appears that you have to mount the fs with _both_ the
> "iocharset" _and_ "codepage" options explicitly specified to be able to write
> to it. Alternatively, you can remount it with "rw" explicitly specified (as
> root).
>
> I hope that someone's working on a fix. ;-)

That change was reversed in 2.6.8-rc4:

> <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>
> Revert FAT NLS changes.
>
> It's causing massive user confusion, and breaks installers by
> mounting the filesystem read-only.

Hooray for Linus!

Eric
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