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Bug 230956 - USB mass-storage devices mounted with uid=root by HAL
USB mass-storage devices mounted with uid=root by HAL
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 234716
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2007-03-04 21:44 EST by Dan Fuhry
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-03 15:30:07 EDT
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Description Dan Fuhry 2007-03-04 21:44:25 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
remounted manually.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
HAL package version:

How reproducible:
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
that drive
Actual results:
"Permission denied" error

Expected results:
Partition should have been mounted in a way that I would be able to write to it,
either with mode=0755 or uid=dan.

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2007-03-04 22:20:37 EST
What file system is on the device?
Comment 2 Dan Fuhry 2007-03-05 11:58:30 EST
The file system is vfat. It mounts fine on my desktop PC, which runs openSUSE 10.2.
Comment 3 Dan Fuhry 2007-03-05 12:27:12 EST

 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.
Comment 4 David Zeuthen 2007-04-03 15:30:07 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 234716 ***

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