Problem with Groups

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Fri Jan 11 08:17:29 PST 2008

On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:28:17PM +0000, Andrew Stevens wrote:

> Hi everybody 
> Freebsd 6.2 
> sorry this question is a bit thick I know but after getting the usb and cdrom open as root I tried as user and got the following message
>  A security policy in place prevents this sender from sending this 
>  message to this recipient, see message bus configuration file (rejected 
>  message had interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" member "Mount" 
>  error name "(unset)" destination "org.freedesktop.Hal")
> a suggested work around was to add user to "storage group"
> would somebody be kind enough to tell me how to add user to storage group

First, you need to create a 'storage' group (if it doesn't already exist).
Then you add ids to it.

Both can be done by editing the file  /etc/group
When you create the group, pick a unique id number above those
used by the system.   Make the rest of the entry look like the others.

Then add the ids in a comma separated list at the end.   There may be
a maximum of ids you can add to any group, but I don't know what it is.

There are also various utilities that will do this for you, but it
is so easy just to edit /etc/group that I never bother with them.


> Thanks 
> Andrew 
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