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Bug 230956 - USB mass-storage devices mounted with uid=root by HAL
Summary: USB mass-storage devices mounted with uid=root by HAL
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 234716
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-05 02:44 UTC by Dan Fuhry
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-03 19:30:07 UTC

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Description Dan Fuhry 2007-03-05 02:44:25 UTC
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 2007-03-05 03:20:37 UTC
What file system is on the device?

Comment 2 Dan Fuhry 2007-03-05 16:58:30 UTC
The file system is vfat. It mounts fine on my desktop PC, which runs openSUSE 10.2.

Comment 3 Dan Fuhry 2007-03-05 17:27:12 UTC

 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 19:30:07 UTC

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

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