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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

Restoring the ability to mount local drives as a normal user, without password, in Debian 11

Posted 09-09-2021 at 02:20 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I don't recall having tweaked any setting to have "udiskctl mount" working without password in the same exact situation, but whatever happened, after the upgrade from Debian 10 to 11, it no longer worked.

While there are quite a few examples of how to set up the correct "polkit" rule for it around, most of them refer to a newer version of polkit that uses a different syntax. Debian's pkaction version is still 1.105. And apparently the file needs to be in the correct...
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Simple script-command to mount partitions by label

Posted 08-15-2021 at 03:43 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Largely based on this answer on askubuntu. I hope nothing atrocious results from some situation where it ends up trying to mount something a given user should not, or something. May require tweaking either the script or one's sudo permissions for the commands doing the hard work, I don't know how "default" my settings are.


echo ${@} | while read input ; do 

for label in /dev/disk/by-label/${input} ; do 

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Beware of wrong mount options when mounting /var at a separate partition

Posted 12-28-2014 at 11:54 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-28-2014 at 11:57 AM by the dsc
Tags mount, var


So, it suddenly dawned on me that the permission denied thing may be related to the noexec option in /etc/fstab (I'm mounting /var on a different disk than /). Turns out I'd used the following mount option: UUID=b5ae50cf-58e6-46f8-8313-6c1492dcc8ad /var ext4 defaults,users 0 0 and, while defaults implies exec, users instead implies noexec - as the latter is last, it will override the previous one. Changed
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