Bug 116993 - flash device should be set to root.disk
flash device should be set to root.disk
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
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Reported: 2004-02-27 00:21 EST by Tammy Fox
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: pam-0.77-63
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Last Closed: 2004-10-27 03:19:45 EDT
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Description Tammy Fox 2004-02-27 00:21:05 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1)
Gecko/20031114 Epiphany/1.0.4

Description of problem:
After symlinking /dev/flash to /dev/sda1, I have the following in
/etc/fstab to mount a USB CompactFlash reader:

/dev/flash       /mnt/flash       auto    defaults,owner        0 0

However, when I mount /mnt/flash, it will only mount it as root
because the device is owned by root.

If I modify /etc/security/console.perms:

- <flash>=/mnt/flash*
+ <flash>=/mnt/flash* /dev/flash*

- <console>  0600 <flash>      0600 root
+ <console>  0600 <flash>      0600 root.disk

the first person who logs into the console ownership of the device and
thus I can mount it with read/write priviledges as the first user
logged in.

Is it possible to make this change in our default file?

I could add the option 'user' to the /etc/fstab line to do this as
well, but the other removeable devices like jaz, zip, and ls120 have
root.disk associated with it in this file.

Not sure which one is more correct -- using 'user' option or having
ownership set automatically in console.perms.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add an entry to /etc/fstab for a USB CompactFlash reader
2. Right click on the GNOME desktop and select Disk -> flash
3. Notice it won't mount with the Details says "only root can mount
/dev/flash on /mnt/flash" (unless I add the option 'user' to my
/etc/fstab line)

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2004-09-21 10:02:17 EDT
This should work fine with the current entry in console.perms file.

Note, you must do it this way:
1. Add the symlink, add the entry to /etc/fstab
2. Log out
3. Log in
4. Try to mount it - it should work
Comment 2 Tammy Fox 2004-09-21 11:26:10 EDT
When you say "current" do you mean the current version of pam in FC2,
FC3test1, rawhide, or what? I'd be glad to test it out if you let me
know what version to install.
Comment 3 Tomas Mraz 2004-09-21 11:48:41 EDT
I've tested it on current devel package of pam (0.77-56) but I think
the pam_console module isn't different from FC2.

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