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Bug 7822 - Instructions in Getting Started Guide resulted in incorrect permissions
Summary: Instructions in Getting Started Guide resulted in incorrect permissions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Documentation
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-12-15 23:14 UTC by webtmc
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 16:47:10 UTC

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Description webtmc 1999-12-15 23:14:16 UTC
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 20:10:59 UTC
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 2000-02-05 02:24:59 UTC
I'm assigning this to our documentation people for further review.

Comment 3 Ed Bailey 2000-02-09 16:47:59 UTC
Fixed in the next release.  Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

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