Joined: July 2004
||Posted: April 26 2007,17:18
The "user" option is valid and doesn't necessarily need to be changed. It allows an ordinary user to mount the device, and take ownership of it. The "users" option is similar, but allows any user to umount the device regardless of who mounted it. I think the "rw" option is the default.
If you want to modify fstab, I'd recommend adding uid=1001. I can't say from experience that this will work, but my guess is that it will allow you to mount a disk using the mount tool but still have it be owned by dsl.
As far as preventing truncation, I don't know of any way to prevent fat16 from doing this. However, if you require fat16 you might consider archiving your files before saving them to the disk. This way you can simply extract them onto the target filesystem without losing the original filenames. Archiving with tar will also allow you to retain file permissions/ownership.