(1) Computer A is dual boot with Windows, and there is a Windows vfat data partition (/dev/sda6) on its A's single disk drive. My fstab file on A successfully mounts this vfat partition onto the file system of computer A.
(2) Computer B is networked through a router. The fstab file on computer B successfully mounts the root directory (and all subdirectories) of computer A onto the file system of computer B. The NFS server configuration on computer A gives computer B read/write permissions for its root directory that gets mounted onto B.
(3) But the root directory of A that got mounted onto B includes the directory where the vfat partition got mounted onto the file system of A. The problem is how computer B sees that vfat directory. Various applications on B can READ from it (OpenOffice, gedit, file browser), but they cannot WRITE to it. However, a terminal window on B CAN write to the vfat directory. ?????
It don't understand this. It's very inconvenient for gedit on B not to be able to save a file onto the vfat partition of A. Is there a solution? And why can a cp in a terminal do it, when gedit can't?
Is there a way to mount /dev/sda6 of the disk drive of A directly onto B? I don't know how to do this, plus the NFS server configuration on A will not allow /dev/sda6 to be made shareable--"not a valid directory."
Thanks for any help.