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Old 01-17-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
chansen0421
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USB problems still


I was able to get my linux to recognize and mount my usb stick under root
then when I log in under my account and try to mount the stick I get the message:

mount: only root can mount /dev/sda1 on /mnt/usbstick

any help or explaination would be great.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:47 PM   #2
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Quote:
only root can mount /dev/sda1 on /mnt/usbstick
sometimes the kernel developers decide only root should be able to do stuff that
messes with hardware like mount and dismount

Last edited by foo_bar_foo; 01-17-2005 at 12:49 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 06:28 PM   #3
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is there any way to get around this setting???
 
Old 01-21-2005, 10:58 PM   #4
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Chansen,
how does look your /etc/fstab ?
 
Old 01-22-2005, 06:06 PM   #5
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LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick vfat noauto,owner,rw 0 0 0


that is how my /etc/fstab looks
 
Old 01-22-2005, 06:27 PM   #6
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Try this

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick vfat umask=000,users,noauto,owner,rw,sync,dirsync 0 0

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Old 01-22-2005, 07:48 PM   #7
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Brian1,
Thank you so much
it works like a charm.

thanks
 
  


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