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Old 12-19-2005, 08:50 PM   #1
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mounting, hal, fstab-sync and permissions

I am running Fedora Core 4, which I keep up to date, sometimes (such as this time) much to my sadness. I have been using hal and fstab-sync to automatically update my fstab file, which worked fine. Recently I updated using yum and installed a newer se-linux policy and hal package. Now nothing will mount without root privilages. Everything else works fine- the devices are detected, directories are created, and fstab updated in what seems to be identical to previous to the update. Even when I change the fstab entry to contain nothing but owner,auto,exec, I still cannot mount other than via root. There are no messages via dmesg or messages that indicate anything new. I have upgraded the hal package to something more bleeding edge out of Rawhide, and nothing has changed.

Anyone have any experience along these lines?
Old 12-20-2005, 12:36 PM   #2
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This was me! I did some hacking in the process of testing out encrypted partitions and in the process patched mount to give it the ability to mount encrypted loop devices (aes-loop). Since I am not going this route for this solution, a download and force install of the util-linux package, which contains mount, solved this problem.

Sorry for the bother!
Old 01-14-2006, 04:40 AM   #3
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HAL, fstab-sync, and devlabel


I am also starting using HAL and fstab-sync.

I'd like to know, however, whether it is still possible to choose the names of the mounted devices and (especially) of their mounting points. HAL uses /media/usbdisk, /media/usbdisk1 etc by default.

With older kernels (say, under RedHat 9.0), I used to employ devlabel in conjuction with hotplug (and then I had to modify fstab manually and statically).

Many thanks for any hint!



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