[CentOS] UDEV rule allow users to unmount USB stick

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 10:55:00 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 8:46 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 4:19 PM, Philip Manuel <phil at zomojo.com> wrote:
>> I'm trying to understand why a normal user is not allowed to unmount
>> their USB stick?  I think it is most likely a udev rule.  does anyone know ?

> If I understand this correctly, it's a mount/umount rule - normal
> users cannot run root commands.  They are written to disallow normal
> users from performing root tasks.
> However, if you are using gnome, you can use the gnome-umount command
> (which is the equivalent of right-clicking the icon and selecting
> "Unmount").  I suspect there is a similar analogue in KDE.

Good explanation Mark. I use GNOME and I have zero problems with this. Lanny

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