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Old 12-15-2005, 05:08 AM   #1
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could user (not is root) mount ?

i have user permission in a Linux system , can i mount any device if i not a root ? pls help me !!!!
Old 12-15-2005, 05:18 AM   #2
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Usually only root is allowed to mount devices, but also the setup of your /etc/fstab may enable users to mount devices.
Old 12-15-2005, 10:29 AM   #3
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Alternatively you could configure sudo to give your user the ability to run the mount command.

Then stick an
alias mount="sudo mount"
in your .bashrc file and away you go.
Old 12-15-2005, 12:28 PM   #4
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read the 'user' and/or 'users' options in 'man mount'
Old 12-15-2005, 07:06 PM   #5
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The method in which I have used is the "chmod u+s" to both the /usr/bin/mount and /usr/bin/umount (this may change depending on what distribution you are using). I know many will call this unsafe to allow all users to mount devices but I feel if you have a locked down system this will be safe enough.
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set "sudo" configuration ,you can have some permission like root's.
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thanks for all ur supporting !!!!


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