access files from USB disk

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access files from USB disk

Post#1 by esclare » 12 Dec 2014, 17:09

Hi,

I have a kiosk edition (3.2) installed on my hard drive and everything works great.
I know I can surf into the files by firefox with file:// but I cannot see the USB disks.
It is possible work with files from USB disk? Not for copy to hard drive, just for attach it to the mail messages or goolge drive.
Thanks.

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Re: access files from USB disk

Post#2 by francois » 12 Dec 2014, 18:10

Why do you use the kiosk edition in preference to the desktop edition?

Porteus kiosk provides a web only terminal for secure interface to the web. It is a read-only operating system that provides no access to the hard disk or usb, see section 3 d):
http://porteus-kiosk.org/
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Re: access files from USB disk

Post#3 by esclare » 16 Dec 2014, 18:19

Tanks francois,
francois wrote:Why do you use the kiosk edition in preference to the desktop edition?
Because I only need a browser and I don't want the user making any changes on PC but I need the possibility of insert USB disk to upload files.
Anyone?

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Re: access files from USB disk

Post#4 by fanthom » 16 Dec 2014, 21:18

hmmm.... this is something which i possibly could accept in kiosk:

a) no access to internal hard drives, only removable media supported (usb stick, SD/MMC cards, CD/DVD)
b) removable media mounted as read only, noexec and nosuid flags set by default
c) possibly limited to FAT/NTFS filesystems only as the most popular

this way users would be able to upload/viev jpgs and pdfs, etc from the stick but not save anything or execute anything.
admin will have possibility in the wizard to add this component (will be disabled by default).
i may add this to next major kiosk release which unfortunately is scheduled for 6 months from now on.

if you need to get this sooner then i could make commercial 'custom build' for you:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/builds.html

thanks
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Re: access files from USB disk

Post#5 by esclare » 17 Dec 2014, 00:30

This will be appreciated.
Please include this in next release.
Thanks

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