Sloppy workaround for unreported bug: floppy mounts with root owner
Andre Campos Rodovalho
andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 12:52:41 UTC 2015
Forget about it. The problem is that user2 does not have access to user1
directories. I guess giving a *$ chmod -R 777 /media/user1/disk*
solves this problem...
2015-04-19 9:50 GMT-03:00 Andre Campos Rodovalho <andre.rodovalho at gmail.com>
> "The specified directory '/media/user1/disk' is not valid."
> This means the directory does not exists isn't it? You can create it and
> give ownership to user, and maybe a 777 mod...
> 2015-04-18 21:24 GMT-03:00 Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com>:
>> On 04/18/2015 06:10 PM, John Hupp wrote:
>> I installed Lubuntu 14.04 for someone who had an XP-era PC. He also has
>> a really, really old offline PC that he uses for a few familiar programs,
>> and wants to ferry some files back and forth between the two PC's using
>> This should be no problem, except that the floppy mounts in Lubuntu with
>> root ownership, and only root can change content, so ordinary users cannot
>> copy files to or edit files on a floppy.
>> Someone somewhere (!) reported that the behavior could be duplicated in a
>> virtual machine with no actual floppy drive.
>> Design behavior should be that the floppy mounts with the logged-in user
>> as owner, which is what happens with USB flash drives.
>> As far as I can tell, this is a new instance of a regression in the
>> kernel and/or udisks2 that has previously been reported and fixed.
>> See for instance:
>> udisks2 mounts floppy disk as root
>> Bug fix released <http://lkml.org/lkml/2014/5/28/297>
>> udisks2: mounts floppy always for root:root (not writable for normal
>> users) <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=740190>
>> I couldn't figure out how to get floppies to mount with the logged-in
>> user as owner, but I do have a sloppy workaround that sets a permission to
>> allows anyone to change content on the floppy. This was inspired by
>> comment #11 at Floppies mount fine, but can't seem to edit them in
>> Xubuntu 14.04 <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2222487&page=2>.
>> The sloppy workaround in my case is to add this line to /etc/fstab:
>> /dev/fd0 /media/user1/disk vfat
>> rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2,user,noauto,umask=0 0 0
>> This will work fine in a one-user installation, but it fails in a
>> multi-user installation. With user2 as the logged in user, clicking on
>> Floppy Disk in pcmanfm to mount it causes the error:
>> The specified directory '/media/user1/disk' is not valid.
>> I would be happy to hear about it if someone can come up with an improved
>> It should be possible to run:
>> sudo umount /path/to/floppy
>> sudo mkdir /media/floppy
>> fd0 was taken from your e-mail... it may be different on other systems..
>> sudo mount -o users /dev/fd0 /media/floppy
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