[ale] shifting permissions

Warren Myers volcimaster at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 11:33:04 EDT 2006

Are you mounting in rw mode?

Your mount may deafult to read-only


On 4/3/06, Sean Kilpatrick <drifter at oppositelock.org> wrote:
> Can somebody _please_ explain what is happening to me.
> I am running RHFC-3, w/2.6 kernel
> I have a new 1-gig thumb drive, formatted with vfat (rw).
> I want to mount it at /media/widget. This is the listing:
> ls -l /media/widget
>    drwxrwxrwx  2 kilpatms users 4096 Apr  3 10:06 widget
> So then as root I run the mount command and check the perms again:
> [root at sarge media]# mount /dev/sdb1 /media/widget
> [root at sarge media]# ls -l /media/widget
>    drwxr-xr-x  2 root     root  16384 Dec 31  1969 widget
> What is changing the permissions?
> More to the point, how to I stop it so that I can use the Thumb Drive
> from my Home directory?
> Help would be appreciated.
> For what it's worth, udev loads on boot but seems to have stopped
> working. I am no longer getting an automagic window popup when i new
> usb mass storage device is plugged in.
> Sean
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