problem with permissions of usb key

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at
Fri Feb 15 14:24:29 UTC 2008

Gianluca Cecchi wrote, On 02/15/2008 05:56 AM:
> thanks guys for your efforts.
> Some information:
> - update on his system was done via rpm (not so easy) without using force or
> other drastic parameters
> - I've considered the alternate disk repository, but it seems complicated by
> using also livna packages... I'll investigate more in this sense

For the future :)
As long as one of the packages that you want to update from the fedora-updates 
repo mirror (that you have on the disk) does not cause a livna one to need to 
be updated, you can use --exclude and --disablerepo
yum --disablerepo=livna --exclude=pkgFromLivna \
   --exclude=anotherPkgFromLivna \
   --exclude=aFedoraUpdatePkgRequireingLivnaUpdate update

and then decide later on the need to to update specific packages you excluded.

> - after the log provided there were no other errors or messages on both PCs
> - for the output provided I was connected as gcecchi in gnome on my PC and
> in a terminal I did a "su -"
> - on both pcs' logs the uid is 500 because it is the first one created
> different from root (gcecchi in my case, luca in his case)
> - gcecchi is not a member of root group
> - no entry at all in fstab for sdb or /media fs on both pc
> I'm going to compare
> ls /etc/udev/rules.d
> ls /etc/hal
> between the two stations and report.

Sounds like a good plan.

> In the mean time, thanks for your time.
> Gianluca

As I recall how you started this thread,
you installed a F8 alpha/beta and upgraded to F8, which _should_ at worst be 
equivalent from upgrading from F7 to F8.  And I do not see[1] any place that I 
would expect you to be getting problems from[2].  I think you may have two 
hopes 1) you find a delta in /etc/[udev|hal] 2) one of the folks working on 
LiveUpgrade[3] catches wind of this message and makes a few comments.

If it happens you find a delta in /etc/[udev|hal] please post, as it could help.

[2] Unless the machine is running in x86_64 mode, and I don't know how to 
check if it is.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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