Bug 172499 - su-user not allowed to mount usb-discs
su-user not allowed to mount usb-discs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2005-11-05 07:22 EST by Rainer Rothkegel
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:44 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-09 13:19:28 EDT
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Description Rainer Rothkegel 2005-11-05 07:22:44 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.

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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.

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Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-19 19:41:28 EST
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 ?

Comment 2 petrosyan 2008-03-09 13:19:28 EDT
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.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.

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