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Old 02-08-2005, 11:18 PM   #1
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Question why do I have to be root to...


why do I have to be root to execute
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mount -o loop -t iso9660 filename.iso /mnt/iso
I am the owner and group for the file, and I just dont see why root needs to do this... possibly a config problem somewhere??
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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Your also the owner and or have permissions to the /mnt directory and subdirectory as well?
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:37 PM   #3
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I am the owner of /mnt/iso but not /mnt... I tried the same to /home/me/iso (a new dir I just made for which I own as well same result -- only root can do that
 
Old 02-09-2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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Code:
$ ls -l /dev/loop*
brw-rw----  1 root disk 7, 0 2005-02-07 18:08 /dev/loop0
The loop is a device you don't have perms to. Your perms/owners may be slightly different, but it'd be the same idea. If you did have root.disk, you could add yourself to the 'disk' group or various other things.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 12:24 AM   #5
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ok, added myself to disk group -- same result. do I need an entry in fstab or something, i mean all I am trying to do is mount an iso image... should not be this complicated
 
Old 02-09-2005, 12:34 AM   #6
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If you issued
mount -o loop -t iso9660 filename.iso /home/me/iso
and the loop devices do have group disk (they may not on Fedora) and you've logged out and logged back in and you still get that, then I'm afraid I don't know. A bit of a copout but, at that point, why not su?
 
Old 02-09-2005, 12:49 AM   #7
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I can't log out yet, (I am in the middle of a file xfer) but I did log back in under a different terminal, still wont work, I will try logging out as soon as I can

I dont want to use su to do this (althoug it does work) because A: I intend upon writing this bit of code to a script B: I am trying to better understand this os, and my nature will not allow me to take the easy way out and C: I shouldn't have to -- something is not working right and it will pester me all night (as it has for a couple days now)

Oh well I am sure I will figure it out eventually -- hopefully logging out will do it thx for help everyone so far --
 
  


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