need to unplug USB drive

Earl Violet ejviolet at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 3 19:09:39 GMT 2007


--- Sylviane et Perry White <spwhite at freesurf.ch> wrote:

> On Saturday 03 November 2007 15:14, Earl Violet wrote:
> > --- Sylviane et Perry White <spwhite at freesurf.ch> wrote:
> > > Second user (the one that didn't plug the stick in) couldn't
> write
> > > to a USB
> > > stick, nor unmount it.
> >
> > Did you try putting the second user in the same group as the
> first,
> > the one owning the stick?
> >
> > Earl
> Hi Earl,
> First user is the one who plugs in the stick, it may be the one
> with high 
> privileges or the "guest". 
> The guests may login to the guest account (named "semua" ) without
> a password 
> so I dont want them to belong to the group "perry". I will try to
> make myself 
> also member of the group "semua" and see what happens but remember
> we already 
> both belong to "users".
>
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> 
> On Saturday 03 November 2007 11:08, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > The USB stick is using a VFAT filesystem which doesn't know
> anything about
> > users and groups. Therefore you can't change ownerships of files
> on a USB
> > stick.
> Hi Nils,
> Thanks for info, it will save me time to experiment on M$ and
> search how I can 
> access those non existing bits.
> On Linux this ownership stuff may not reside on the USB stick but
> on the 
> computer and the way it mounts the stick, therefore the subject
> :"need to 
> unplug USB drive"
> If the stick is plugged in when the machine reboots, the owner is
> root and 
> nobody has acces to it!

What group does the USB drive mount under?

Earl

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