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Subject2.6.8-rc3: vfat problem [was: Re: [Problem] 2.6.8-rc3: usb-storage devices are read-only (NOT related to iocharset)]
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On Monday 09 of August 2004 15:03, Paul Jackson wrote:
> I've been mounting my vfat /boot/efi elilo (this is on an SN2, which
> uses ia64 boot conventions) boot partition read-write by doing:
>
> mount -o remount,rw /boot/efi
>
> after it comes up mounted read-only. Does that help? This is on
> 2.6.8-rc2-mm2.

Yes, it does, but you have to be root to do this (ie overkill). However, it
turns out that the "first" mount works if you specify both codepage and
iocharset at the same time even if they do not fit each to other (eg cp437
and iso8859-2). It looks like a bug to me.

Thanks,
RJW

PS
BTW, I think the mount should be reported as "ro" if it's not _really_ "rw".

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