firefox segfaults

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Tue Dec 28 20:15:06 PST 2004


Randy McMurchy wrote:

> Jeremy Utley wrote:
>
>> You have to go out of your way to copy things from a vfat drive 
>> WITHOUT restrictive perms.  Standard for vfat drives is to be mounted 
>> with root-only read perms, IIRC.  I have to add a umask entry to 
>> fstab to get them mounted any other way.
>
>
> Hmmmm....  I'm not so sure about that. And what follows is for the
> sake of folks that want to decide for themselves.  :-)
>
> randy at rmlinux: ~ > grep /media/usb /etc/fstab
> /dev/sda1   /media/usb      vfat    noauto                  0   0
> randy at rmlinux: ~ > su
> Password:
> root at rmlinux: /home/randy > mount /media/usb
> root at rmlinux: /home/randy > mount -l -t vfat
> /dev/sda1 on /media/usb type vfat (rw) []
> root at rmlinux: /home/randy > ls -l /media/usb
> total 19444
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root 6581104 Mar  1  2004 
> 02-sleepy_brown_feat_outkast-i_cant_wait-rns.mp3
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root  102879 Aug 19 15:32 
> CruzerMini_Driver_win98SE.zip
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root   87730 Oct 20 12:23 Football_BG_03.jpg
> drwxr--r--  2 root root    4096 Oct 21 15:28 Jamie
> drwxr--r--  2 root root    4096 Nov 28 15:11 Jamie2
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root 3528746 Nov 28 15:37 Jamie2004Football.jpg
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root  278016 Aug 30 15:17 Myles_SS.doc
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root   70144 Aug 23 23:45 The Preamble.ppt
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root   10256 Oct  6 11:28 
> blfs-bootscripts-20041005.tar.bz2
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root 2737235 Nov  4 04:25 nasa_vs_alvin.wmv
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root     451 Sep 13 23:06 root_crontab
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root 6480040 Oct 14 20:50 snoop dogg - drop it like 
> its hot (feat. pharrell).mp3
> root at rmlinux: /home/randy > mkdir td
> root at rmlinux: /home/randy > cd td
> root at rmlinux: /home/randy/td > cp /media/usb/Jamie2004Football.jpg .
> root at rmlinux: /home/randy/td > ls -l
> total 3452
> -rwxr--r--  1 root root 3528746 Dec 28 21:52 Jamie2004Football.jpg
> root at rmlinux: /home/randy/td >
>
OK, I stand corrected....Maybe my problem was originally because my 
Windows fonts are copied from an NTFS drive, not VFAT *shrug*

I still think the warning might be warranted :)

-J-



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