Normal User Unable to Write to FAT32 Partition Ubuntu

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This post was originally published in 2009
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Just when I though I had finished reviving my parent’s computer with Ubuntu, I discovered that the normal user was unable to write to the shared FAT32 partition.

Much googling later, I found the solution.

fstab entry for offending partition:

/dev/hdb1   /media/MOUNT_POINT   vfat   user,rw,umask=000,uid=<username>,gid=<username>   0       0

From this thread.

Thanks Internet!

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