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Old 07-31-2002, 01:51 AM   #1
Peter Torpey
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unhide in fstab doesn't work


I have come across a CD ROM that has hidden files that I want to access from within Linux. I added the unhide option to my CD ROM entry in /etc/fstab and inserted the CD. It mounted, but the hidden files are still not displayed. Here is the line from /etc/fstab:

/mnt/cdrom /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859 -1,user,unhide 0 0

All the symlinks should be fine as the device does get mounted, it just ignores unhide. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
--Peter
 
Old 07-31-2002, 03:21 AM   #2
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There was a big discussion about that. I don't know what the end result is, but I assume it hasn't been changed in the kernel you are using yet.

http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...05.3/0267.html

Basically you need to be root to change the unhide option. You could try something like this as root:

mount -o remount,unhide /mnt/cdrom
 
Old 08-01-2002, 04:57 AM   #3
Peter Torpey
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Mik, thank you for your response.

I tried:

mnt -o remount,unhide /mnt/cdrom

as Mik has suggested as well as unmounting /mnt/cdrom and remounting it using unhide (as root). Neither of these approaches seems to display the hidden files.
--Peter
 
  


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