Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129033
no automatic USB drive entry in fstab
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:47:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
When inserting a USB drive that is not explicitely mention in the
updfstab.conf* files, no fstab entry is generated to allow a normal
user to mount it. This means that unless every single USB dongle on
the market that in fact supported by the usb-storage driver is
mentioned by model name, this will only work for a very selected few
This is a bug and completely unsupportable in an enterprise
environment. Is there a solution for this other than generating a
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert USB dongle
2. Watch as nothing happens
Actual Results: Nothing
Expected Results: /etc/fstab should have an entry for the device
with the "user" option so non-root users can mount it.
There is some work being done for future releases for this with
Asidee from that, updfstab.conf changes are what's needed for RHEL 3.
Here's the output of kudzu -p -b scsi as requested via email by Bill
desc: "Qsi CDRW/DVD SBW-242"
desc: "Apacer HandyDrive"
What sort of USB drive is this? (flash, SD, etc.)
It's a std USB pen drive, 128MB, nothing fancy. Looks like this one:
only USB 1.1, not 2.0.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.