hal and users mounting sticks
lux-integ at btconnect.com
Fri May 15 17:01:36 PDT 2009
On Friday 15 May 2009 04:33:18 am lux-integ wrote:
> a) for the CDROM results are excellent. Once hal is started then ivman,
> the cdrom is detected in /media/CDROM. The cd is ejected simply by
> pressing on the button.
> b) for usbsticks the results are not satisfactory. No mount point
> is/are created in /media and the disk(s) is/are not mounted automatically.
> However the usb stick can be mounted and unmounted by the 'normal' user
> in the group plugdev (who replaced ivman in the ivman config file)
> using the following
I fixed an error in ~ /etc/ivman/IvmConfigBase.xml and ivman now
automounts usb-sticks and creates appropriate links in /media. However
there are still some unreliabilities:-
#######results of mount command on ivman mounted usb sticks####
a) Inserted single stick, single fat partition
/dev/sdc1 on /media/sdc1 type vfat
b1) Inserted second stick, fat (FIRST) partition
/dev/sdd1 on /media/sdd1 type vfat
b2) Inserted second stick, ext2 (SECOND) partition
/dev/sdd2 on /media/sdd2 type ext2 (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,errors=continue)
i) If a single stick with two partitions (first fat second ext2) is inserted.
only the last partition is mounted, AND the files and directories are
ii) If a single stick with a single partition is inserted, it is mounted
but no files/directories are displayed.
iii) If a second stick is inserted all partitions are mounted and
displayed. However the first partition appears to be mounted by root -see a)
above. And write acess by normal user appears to be only available on
fat partitions although ext2 was mounted r/w.
suggested configurations in ivman and hal to solve these poblems will be
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