Bug 7822 - Instructions in Getting Started Guide resulted in incorrect permissions
Instructions in Getting Started Guide resulted in incorrect permissions
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Reported: 1999-12-15 18:14 EST by webtmc
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 11:47:10 EST
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Description webtmc 1999-12-15 18:14:16 EST
When I followed the instructions in the Red Hat Getting Started Guide for
mounting my vfat file system (No.7, Q&A item number 7 -- accessing a
windows partition), I ended up with the permissions set to 022. I could not
access the file system unless I was logged in as root.

In order to actually get permissions of 755, I had to type in a default
permission of 022 in gnome-linuxconf>Volume Specification>Dos
options>default permission. Now I can access vfat when logged in as user.

-- Peter Pankonin, Webmaster
   CJIL Television, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Comment 1 webtmc 2000-01-19 15:10:59 EST
Since posting this, I've learned that this is because of umask. Perhaps a note
to the effects of umask would be good to include at this point in the Getting
Started Guide.

-- Peter
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-04 21:24:59 EST
I'm assigning this to our documentation people for further review.
Comment 3 Ed Bailey 2000-02-09 11:47:59 EST
Fixed in the next release.  Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

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