[kde-linux] Unmounting USB Key (not root)
james at resolutionit.ca
Tue Sep 27 05:33:15 UTC 2005
I feel like I'm getting "close" to understanding this udev thing... but not
quite there yet.
I am setting up machines for clients who will have no root access. They will
be using USB-Keys - and I cannot identify them in advance by serial number so
I have entered this in my 10-udev.rules:
KERNEL="sd[a-z][0-9]*", NAME="WonderKey%n", OWNER="root", GROUP="usb",
As expected, I plug in a key and it shows up just nicely in the "Storage
Media" applet. Of course it did this BEFORE my rule too, but now it's called
a "WonderKey". (The name WonderKey was just so I knew that my rule was
actually being executed.)
But even with my rule set to give GROUP-"usb" rwx permissions, members of that
group cannot unmount the key. The error says:
umount: only root can unmount /dev/WonderKey1
Which is exactly the situation that caused me to write my rule in the first
So, WHERE should I be setting the "unmount" permission for my devices?
I bet I am missing something pretty darned basic here - but I've been wracking
my brain for days on this.
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