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Old 02-15-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
terry-duell
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How to run a root command from script?


Hullo All,
I am playing about with Fedora10 installed in VirtualBox on a Fedora9 x86_64 system.
To mount a shared folder I need to run a command as root, which works OK, if done the right way.
I thought it might be simpler to do it via a shell script, but that doesn't work and neither does the use of sudo, or su. The only way I have managed to get it to work without error is to use 'su -'
Here is the response I got from the terminal...

[terry@localhost ~]$ sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=terry ShareVM /home/terry/ShareVM
/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Protocol error
[terry@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost terry]# mount -t vboxsf -o uid=terry ShareVM /home/terry/ShareVM
/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Protocol error
[root@localhost terry]# exit
exit
[terry@localhost ~]$ su -
Password:
[root@localhost ~]# mount -t vboxsf -o uid=terry ShareVM /home/terry/ShareVM
[root@localhost ~]#

here is the script that doesn't work...

#! /bin/sh
# this script sets up the share directory
sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=terry ShareVM /home/terry/ShareVM

Can someone please point me in the right direction on this?

Cheers,
Terry
 
Old 02-15-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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Maybe try sudo su - -c 'mount -t vboxsf -o uid=terry ShareVM /home/terry/ShareVM'
 
Old 02-16-2009, 03:55 PM   #3
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Maybe try sudo su - -c 'mount -t vboxsf -o uid=terry ShareVM /home/terry/ShareVM'
Wonderful!
That worked like a bought one.

Many thanks.

Cheers,
Terry
 
  


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