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Re: libgparted bug.




On Saturday 10 February 2018 15:27:09 David Wright wrote:

> On Sat 10 Feb 2018 at 15:08:58 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Saturday 10 February 2018 11:57:38 David Wright wrote:
> > > On Sat 10 Feb 2018 at 09:10:40 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > And despite my emasculation of udev, disabling sdd, according to
> > > > the syslog, usbmount is still auto mounting these cards, all 3
> > > > of them.
>
> You wrote:    ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑
>
> > > > So if I plan on working with these images on this machine with
> > > > gparted, I imagine I had better find usbmount and remove its
> > > > execute bits. But first make my baby some breakfast.
> > >
> > >  Oh my, what did you expect?
> >
> > For something as potentially obnoxious as that, an easily thrown
> > switch to enable/disable it. It is NOT in /etc/init.d.
>
> What isn't in /etc/init.d? What do you expect to be in /etc/init.d?

usbmount.  I expected to find a starter script with a recognizable name.

> Why?

Why not? At least that would give this hacker a target to throw a hatchet 
at.

> > >  Package: usbmount
> > >
> > >  Description-en: automatically mount and unmount USB mass storage
> > > devices
> > >
> > >  This package automatically mounts USB mass storage devices
> > > (typically USB pens) when they are plugged in, and unmounts them
> > > when they are removed. The mountpoints (/media/usb[0-7] by
> > > default), filesystem types to consider, and mount options are
> > > configurable. When multiple devices are plugged in, the first
> > > available mountpoint is automatically selected. If the device
> > > provides a model name, a symbolic link /var/run/usbmount/MODELNAME
> > > pointing to the mountpoint is automatically created.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > David.
> >
> > No such critter on this wheezy box.
>
> So how do you explain the above? This is getting silly.

Silly? Not in the least. At least I don't often equate silly with 
frustrating. Something is starting this "usbmount" thingy, and its not 
me.

sudo grep -R usbmount /etc/*
has been peeking under the covers in etc for around 5 minutes now, no 
hits.
 
So in this admittedly corner case, the thing needs an on/off switch so 
gparted CAN do its thing without fighting with what somebody no doubt 
thought was one of their better brainstorms. Its turned what should be a 
simple operation on working 64GiB  disk, whose last data is just past 
4GiB, and I want to then make another image file that only includes the 
used area of the disk, into a major PAIN IN THE ASS. This is how 
raspbian and ayufan prepare the images they release, so why the hell 
can't I do it too?

Grep finally found it, and it does have a switch, so for now its turned 
off on this machine. Hopefully that will also stop the cell phone icons 
from showing up when I plug it in for charging.

> Cheers,
> David.

Thanks David.

-- 
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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