Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230956
USB mass-storage devices mounted with uid=root by HAL
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:49:36 EST
Description of problem:
When mounting USB mass-storage hotplug devices, the drive is mounted with
uid=root. This prevents writing to the disk unless the disk is umounted and
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
HAL package version: 0.5.8.1
Very - seen on multiple computers
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install clean FC6
2. Update system to latest packages
3. Plug in iPod, USB flash drive, etc. and try to make a folder or something on
"Permission denied" error
Partition should have been mounted in a way that I would be able to write to it,
either with mode=0755 or uid=dan.
What file system is on the device?
The file system is vfat. It mounts fine on my desktop PC, which runs openSUSE 10.2.
1) First post: I meant mode=0777
2) Second post: By "fine" I mean it mounts in a way that I can write to the
disk without remounting the partition.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 234716 ***