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Re: [opensuse] Problem with mount via device notifier
  • From: jsa <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:01:09 -0700
  • Message-id: <4C951A85.1080103@xxxxxxxxx>
On 09/18/2010 12:56 PM, Anders Johansson wrote:
On Saturday 18 September 2010, Anton Aylward wrote:
When I mount a USB stick via the device notifier, I can't edit or change
attributes of any file.

I seem to own the file and directory and have owner write permission,
according to LS.

Not only can I not modify the file, but I can't chmod or chow/chgrp it
as root either.

It is vfat. The vfat file system has no concept of owner of file permissions,
so it is not surprising that you can't set them. This is why the ownership of
the files on the partition is set with a mount option

The vfat file system also doesn't support any other kinds of attributes. If
that is important to you, you need to reformat your USB stick with a better
file system


But he also said "Not only can I not modify the file" which I took to
mean he could not write to the files. Maybe I attributed too much
meaning to a casual phrase.

Explain again the part about rm -rf /
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