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Thread: [SOLVED] Permissions : group-plugdev

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    Question [SOLVED] Permissions : group-plugdev

    I have switched recently to Linux with Ubuntu 8.04(dual boot with WindowsXP)
    To mount the FAT32 partitions when I boot into Ubuntu,I added appended the following to /etc/fstab :
    Code:
    /dev/sda1 /media/C vfat defaults,umask=002,gid=46
    /dev/sda5 /media/D vfat defaults,umask=002,gid=46
    /dev/sda6 /media/E vfat defaults,umask=002,gid=46
    /dev/sda7 /media/F vfat defaults,umask=002,gid=46
    When I right click the icon of the mounted drive on the desktop,I see that Permissions of "C" can't be determined.
    When I check the permissions of directories media/X (eg /media/C) , the owner is root and group is plugdev with the permission to create and delete files while it is Access Files for Others.


    Thanks
    Are above permissions OK/safe?
    What is plugdev ?
    Last edited by sharad.sharma; August 7th, 2008 at 01:32 PM.

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    Re: Permissions : group-plugdev

    Please help

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    Re: Permissions : group-plugdev

    Yes it's safe.

    The first user created on the system is in the plugdev group.

    check it:
    Code:
    id username
    You can add/remove new users to/from the group:
    Code:
    sudo adduser username plugdev
    sudo deluser username plugdev

    In this way you can decide which user can write to the partition or
    delete files from it.

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    Smile Re: Permissions : group-plugdev

    OK..Thank you

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