Joined: Sep. 2004
||Posted: Mar. 11 2005,08:15
Thanks. Guess a partition's not much good without a filesystem, so I do need mkdosfs.
Not using pendrive/embedded so the easy way to get mkdosfs is to apt-get install dosfstools.
RE: my second question -- I've been writing an easy-to-use set of scripts to (u)mount up to 7 encrypted volumes using loop-aes via emelfm buttons. This all works suprisingly well except that when I format my loop device with vfat or msdos and then umount, on mounting again I can only access the mount point directory as root.
It seems the usual code to grant permission to the user dsl (taken from the web), where $FILE is the encrypted container/device and /mnt/tmp is the mount point, is:
chmod go= $FILE
# Then after mounting on /mnt/tmp:
chown dsl -R /mnt/tmp
chmod go= -R /mnt/tmp
# Then umount.
This works fine for ext2 or ext3 but I get "permission denied" type errors on chown for vfat or msdos, and "pt-chown needs to be installed", whatever that is.
(PS: the scripts seem to have to be run as root anyway because losetup requires root, but it would be nice to have the option of accessing a mount point directory as dsl if so desired - though it might be argued that an encrypted mount point should only be accessible as root for security reasons anyway?).
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