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Old 09-23-2003, 05:40 PM   #1
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users other than root mounting drives

How can I give a user other than root permission to mount a drive?
Old 09-23-2003, 06:11 PM   #2
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did you try to change chmod of /bin/mount ?

beside this, why should any user mount your maybe sensitive data?
for example, you could give users ro/rw access by making changes in your /etc/fstab
Old 09-23-2003, 08:02 PM   #3
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You want to add the user option to the device in /etc/fstab. For example, from my fstab for the cdrom:

/dev/scd0              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660 noauto,unhide,user,nosuid,noexec,ro       0 0
For more details see the fstab manual page.


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