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Old 06-10-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Elusive MCC setting


In Mandriva 2009.1, a disk with files owned by root, is automatically mounted and the files become owned by the current user, a variable depending on whose is currently using the terminal.

In Mandriva 2010.0, a disk with files owned by root, needs to be manually mounted, by root and when it is mounted the files are owned by root.

Does anybody know of the setting in MCC for Mandriva 2010 to give it the everyday simple functionality of Mandriva 2009.1 please or do we need to wait with anxious veneration for Mandriva 2010.1?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
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not really userstanding your question too well.
if the files are just user files on any partition and you want to make read write delete by your user chown (change ownership) them?
As root from konsole
chown -R steve:steve small2/ changes ownership of the selected folder to owner steve group steve the -R means every file in the folder with small2 being the folder or file name. Change names i used my name and folder as example i the case of the small2 example i have a partition mounted as small2
you might want to cd / after you su before you enter the chown command
 
Old 06-11-2010, 02:23 AM   #3
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Thank you for your supportive response. The misleading word in my post is "disk". Replace the word "disk" with "Cd/dvd" please. Thus, I can't change the owner on a read-only medium. Yes, I can write a script to get a cd to mount, no problem. What I want to do is to have a completely simple system for my wife (not a computer person) to use with her old cds originally made by root. On our old version MDV 2009.1 this was the case. I want to set MDV 2010 up the same way but don't know what to do.

Thanks again,

Phidor.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 05:37 AM   #4
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Post Script - I obtained this information below but I do not know what it means exactly or what to do with it - Phidor

From MDV 2009.1

[phi@localhost ~]$ getfacl /dev/sr0
getfacl: Removing leading '/' from absolute path names
# file: dev/sr0
# owner: phi
# group: cdrom
user::rw-
userhi:rw-
group::rw-
mask::rw-
other::---

[phi@localhost ~]$ getfacl /dev/sr1
getfacl: Removing leading '/' from absolute path names
# file: dev/sr1
# owner: phi
# group: cdrom
user::rw-
userhi:rw-
group::rw-
mask::rw-
other::---

-----------------------------------------------

From MDV 2010.0

[phi@localhost ~]$ getfacl /dev/sr0
getfacl: Removing leading '/' from absolute path names
# file: dev/sr0
# owner: root
# group: cdrom
user::rw-
userhi:rw-
group::rw-
mask::rw-
other::---

[phi@localhost ~]$ getfacl /dev/sr1
getfacl: Removing leading '/' from absolute path names
# file: dev/sr1
# owner: root
# group: cdrom
user::rw-
userhi:rw-
group::rw-
mask::rw-
other::---
 
Old 06-11-2010, 06:00 AM   #5
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If you have an entry in fstab for the cdrom drive, remove it (or comment it out) and re-boot.

Jim
 
Old 06-11-2010, 06:26 PM   #6
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Hi Jim,

I have tried that but it makes no difference. The problem seems to be that root 'owns' the cd drives in Mdv 2010 and I believe there should be a way to get it back to the MDV 2009.1 state.

Phidor.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 08:21 PM   #7
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have a look at local disks in the control center , go into the cd/dvd drive options theres an option in there that may help you.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 11:57 PM   #8
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I have ransacked the "Local disks" section of the MCC, compared the 2009.1 and 2010.0 versions, investigated numerous changes - to anything that remotely looks like being some help - but have drawn a complete blank. Somehow, in the 2009.1 version, 'ownership' of the cdwriter adjusts to the current user - except when 'switch user' is used whence the first user to log on retains the ownership. Somehow (see my post script posting above), with the 2010.0 version, the developers have seen fit to alter the way the 2009.1 cdwriter worked, giving root the control instead of the user - which is of course plain ridiculous for cds.

Phidor.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 03:16 AM   #9
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I use KDE4 on 2010.0 and when I insert a CD, I see a pop-up notification that a new disk has been inserted. I can click on the entry and the disk is then mounted and I have full access to the files on the disk. I am at a loss to understand what is wrong with your system.

Jim
 
Old 06-12-2010, 03:39 AM   #10
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I also use KDE4 on 2010.0 and when I insert a CD, I often see a pop-up notification that a new disk has been inserted. Often I click on the entry and the disk is then mounted and I have full access to the files on that disk just as you do Jim. However, if a disk has files on it that are owned by root then one of two things happen. Either the disk does not mount at all and I do not see the usual pop-up notification or sometimes, particularly with a system disk such as another distro, I see a blank panel in Dolphin where the files are supposed to be listed. I can, as root, manually mount of course and I do just that too and equally I can manually unmount and do that too but my wife is not a 'command line interface' person, I want the file manager to show a mounted disk whoever 'owns' the files on it.

If you happen Jim, to have a cd lying around, with files on it owned by root and you put it into your cd drive, I'd love to know if you can get it automatically and normally mounted on Mdv 2010?

The only thing I have discovered that may be on the trail is that my /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules file contains at the beginning of each rule, this statement:

SUBSYSTEM=="block",

something not present in Mandriva 2009.1 but I do not understand what that means. Is it relevant at all? I have not been able to find help about it.

Phidor.
 
  


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