problem with permissions of usb key

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at
Fri Feb 15 14:30:18 UTC 2008

Todd Denniston wrote, On 02/15/2008 09:24 AM:
> 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
> i.e.,
> 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.
> [1] 
> [2] Unless the machine is running in x86_64 mode, and I don't know how 
> to check if it is.
> [3]

Arg... just had one of those OUCH thoughts.
you should probably check /etc/yum.repos.d/* files and see if development (for 
both fedora and livna) is still enabled or if only fedora and fedora-updates 
are enabled.
grep -e enabled -e "^\[" /etc/yum.repos.d/*

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

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