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Date:      Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:19:59 -0200
From:      Ramiro Caso <>
To:        <>
Subject:   Cannot perform user mounts after upgrade
Message-ID:  <BAY102-W171EBA042719112EF65F0AE1D30@phx.gbl>

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I can't perform user mounts for my pendrive=2C and I used to be able to=2C =
making an upgrade. Moreover=2C user mounts for both /dev/cd0 and /dev/fd0 a=
still operational. Root mounts are possible=2C but it's doesn't strike me a=
s good
practice=2C and it is a little bit of an annoyance. I need help=2C at least=
 a hint
in some direction or other=2C because at this point I'm clueless.

I'm running FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE-p2=2C GENERIC kernel=2C i386. I just did a =
ports updating=2C including perl-5.8.8 =3D=3D> perl-5.8.9. I ran the
perl-after-upgrade script=2C and warned me about possible problems with
/usr/local/sbin/snmpd and /usr/local/sbin/snmptrapd=2C but nothing else. I =
recently installed /usr/ports/misc/compat5x=2C among other ports. I have so=
security and related ports installed=2C but they never caused problems befo=

The command I used is the expected one:

  % mount -t msdosfs /dev/da0s1 ~/media/pendrive

Now it gives the following (quite uninformative) error:

  mount_msdosfs: /dev/da0s1: : Operation not permitted

Strangely enough=2C a user mount with a read-only option works just fine:

  % mount -o ro -t msdosfs /dev/da0s1 ~/media/pendrive

The mount point still has the same ownership (me) and permissions (755) as
before. Both /etc/devfs.rules=2C /etc/rc.conf and /etc/sysctl.conf have the
relevant lines for allowing user mounts=2C namely:

/etc/sysctl.conf    =3D=3D>  vfs.usermount=3D1
/etc/devfs.rules    =3D=3D>  [localrules=3D10]
                         add path 'da*s*' mode 0660 group usb
/etc/rc.conf        =3D=3D>  devfs_system_ruleset=3D"localrules"

I don't recall this being necessary=2C but I also have devd enabled in rc.c=
although with no special rules for umass in devd.conf. Needless to say=2C I=
to group usb. This configuration worked before just fine. Any ideas?

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