Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172499
su-user not allowed to mount usb-discs
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:44:37 EST
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Description of problem:
fstab-sync adds usb-volumes on the fly with the mount option "pamconsole". This allows users with are logged into X or the text console to mount the volume. But it does not allow users logged in via the "su" command to mount the volume. I think this is an incosistency that should be removed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a console and log in as user A
2. Change the user via the "su" command to another user B
3. Try to mount a USB volume
Actual Results: The mount command responds "only root can mount <path to mount-point>". This is obviously wrong since any user can mount the volume as long as he/she is logged into the console.
Expected Results: I think fstab-sync should be set up in a way that any local user should be able to mount volumes. The error message in the mount command should be corrected.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.
Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.