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Old 09-29-2003, 02:42 PM   #1
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Mounting Permissions


I've set the mounting permissions in my fstab to 'user' and also configured it to automount my card reader.

When I log on as a regular user, the card reader does mount automatically, and I can mount and unmount it using the disk management/user mount tool with no problem; however, when I try to mount the card reader from a terminal window I get the message that I have to be root to mount it. Likewise, if I mount it from the disk management/user mount tool and then try to umount from the shell, I get an error message.

I'm sure I could have explained this better ... but does anyone have any ideas why this would be happening?

My fstab line is like so:

dev/sda1 /mnt/card auto auto,user 0 0

I need it to work from the shell because I'm trying to get the card mounting/umount to work from a shell script. (R.H. 8.0)

Thanks~
 
Old 09-29-2003, 06:58 PM   #2
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what happens when you use 'users' instead of 'user'? With the user option only the user who mounted can unmount it and I think when it mounts automatically, it gets treated as mounted by root. Another think to try is to use 'noauto' instead of 'auto' as an option.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 05:22 AM   #3
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That did it! Thanks....

I changed my fstab to

dev/sda1 /mnt/card auto users,auto 0 0

and that took care of it. I didn't try 'users' the first time because man fstab only mentioned the 'user' option ... man mount had more detail about the other options ...

Thanks for your time....

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