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Old 05-05-2009, 09:07 PM   #1
ArthurHuang
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how to mount usb as normal user???


I know root can, but how does a normal user mount a usb disk, like ipod?

thankS!
 
Old 05-05-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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I wish you told us which distro you're using...

Anyway, mount is only available to root so normal users can't use the "mount" command themselves. However, you may have noticed (or maybe you haven't) that if you're running Gnome and insert a CD or USB stick then they get mounted for you.

From your post, I'm not sure if you knew this already and are asking how this happens, or if you didn't know it already and therefore this is an answer to your question.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 07:46 AM   #3
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Hi,

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I wish you told us which distro you're using...

Anyway, mount is only available to root so normal users can't use the "mount" command themselves. However, you may have noticed (or maybe you haven't) that if you're running Gnome and insert a CD or USB stick then they get mounted for you.

From your post, I'm not sure if you knew this already and are asking how this happens, or if you didn't know it already and therefore this is an answer to your question.
To add; 'Only the super-user may mount and unmount filesystems.'

A 'user' can use the mount command in a limited fashion to show the mounts available as long as the command is in the '$PATH' for that user. The user cannot mount or umount a filesystem.
 
  


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