[Bug 18036] hal cannot read hard disk partition labels

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Thu Oct 20 10:32:24 UTC 2005

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           What    |Removed                     |Added
                 CC|martin.pitt at ubuntu.com      |
         AssignedTo|seb128 at ubuntu.com           |martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
             Status|NEEDINFO                    |ASSIGNED
          Component|nautilus                    |hal
     Ever Confirmed|0                           |1
            Summary|names of disk volumes       |hal cannot read hard disk
                   |                            |partition labels

------- Additional Comments From martin.pitt at ubuntu.com  2005-10-20 11:32 UTC -------
The problem is that hal and other unprivileged programs cannot read the raw hard
disk partition since this requires root privileges or membership in group "disk"
(which is equivalent to root). We could add a setuid root wrapper to hal to read
device labels, but this is nontrivial. Maybe hal 0.6 changes this when the
architecture is changed to be more modular.

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