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Old 02-17-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
tleadley
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Granting user access to devices like a jumpdrive


I am using Fedora 3 Kernal 2.26.10*
Selinux is Disabled

Why do I have to use su to asign myself access to a device just so that I can add files to it. When as before in RedHat 9 I did not have to do so much hoop jumping just to get to my damn files.

all I want is to mount a jumpdrive, format it , drag and drop files from KDE, like I used to. I have updated my system, with all the latest patches.

Why when I mount a device does it always mount with root permissions, I can 't get any work done on my own pc. I think I have missed something.

In short when I mount my jump drive from my desktop, I am unable to add, remove or even modify files.

The mount point I am using is /media/usbdisk. here is an example
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[root@localhost rules.d]# ll /media
total 9
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 16:09 cdrom
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 16:09 floppy
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 Feb 17 14:03 usbdisk


>After I have mounted the device I did this.

[root@localhost rules.d]# chown altura:altura /media/usbdisk
[root@localhost rules.d]# ll /media
total 9
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 16:09 cdrom
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 16:09 floppy
drwxr-xr-x 3 altura altura 1024 Feb 17 14:03 usbdisk
[root@localhost rules.d]# ll /media
\total 9
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 16:09 cdrom
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 16:09 floppy
drwxr-xr-x 3 altura altura 1024 Feb 17 14:03 usbdisk


>After I have unmounted the device

[root@localhost rules.d]# ll /media
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 16:09 cdrom
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 16:09 floppy
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 09:24 usbdisk



>Other wise if I don 't do the chown It is always

[root@localhost rules.d]# ll /media
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 16:09 cdrom
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 16:09 floppy
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 09:24 usbdisk

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I mean this is just supose to work out of the box isn 't it ???!!!!

I have read as much info as I am able to gather, however it is convoluded, it is good info. Man, isn 't this supose to make this OS easier to use, I think not at the moment. I need some more inf and in a direct sort of way.
 
  


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