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Old 04-06-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
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user cant mount after chmod 777 /bin/mount

In an attept to make it possible for me to mount something with a normal user, I typed:
#chmod 777 /bin/mount /bin/umount
Now, not only do I still get the message "only superuser can mount," I am completely unable to mount anything as a user even with the proper entries in fstab.
For instance in fstab i have the line "/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows-c ntfs noauto,umask=000,user,ro 1 0"
If I type:
$mount /mnt/windows-c
I get the same "only superusr can mount" message, which didn't happen before "chmod 777 /bin/mount"
My question is: how do I reset the permissions of /bin/mount and /bin/umount to what the were originally?
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

chmod u=rwxs,go=rx /bin/mount

What you wanted to achieve is done via /etc/fstab,
a line like
/dev/hda3 /winblows auto user,rw,umask=000 0 0
should get you there (modify to match your actual partition
and mountpoints, of course).

Old 04-06-2005, 05:36 PM   #3
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thanks! that did it.


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