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Old 01-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Hot plugging quirk?

Plugging in and powering on an external SATA II hard drive device while in run level 3 results in the device being correctly assigned permissions of brw-rw--- and ownership of root:disk.

Plugging in and powering on an external SATA II hard drive device while in run level 1 results in the device being assigned permissions of brw------ and ownership of root:root. These latter assignments result in the disk not being recognized.

While in run level 1, changing to run level 3 results in the assignments being updated correctly.

I tested this in 13.1 and 14.0.

Why does this happen? udev rule quirk?

Is there a work-around to ensure the device is correctly assigned permissions/owneership when in run level 1?

Old 01-17-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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If I remember right, into runlevel 1 you have the single user method.

Then, there is just the root user and nothing more. For me, these device permissions look very right.
Old 01-17-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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Yes the permissions are maintained by udev. Normally udev is not running in runlevel 1 unless you start it manually.


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