SELinux enforcing disallows opening floppy drive in Nautilus

J. K. Cliburn jcliburn at
Wed Apr 12 14:12:05 UTC 2006

On 4/12/06, Ron Yorston <rmy at> wrote:
> "J. K. Cliburn" <jcliburn at> wrote:
> >When I try to open a floppy drive in Nautilus, nothing happens except
> >the following message is logged in /var/log/messages.
> >
> >Apr 11 20:02:02 osprey kernel: audit(1144803722.736:26): avc:  denied
> >{ write } for  pid=6730 comm="mount" name="mtab" dev=hda3 ino=6843966
> >scontext=user_u:system_r:mount_t:s0 tcontext=user_u:object_r:etc_t:s0
> >tclass=file
> >
> >What do I need to do to enable opening the floppy drive?

>    chcon -t etc_runtime_t /etc/mtab

Thanks for your reply, Ron.  If "ls -Z" already shows etc_runtime_t on
/etc/mtab, will the chcon you suggest change anything?  (Just trying
to learn.)


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