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demontager 12-06-2009 08:28 AM

Can't unmount eSATA drive as user
I have external hard drive which I used to connect via eSATA. I have edited fstab and it looks like that now:
UUID=35C595D5738A319A /media/DATA ntfs auto,user,exec,suid,rw 0 0

The problem is that I can't unmount it as normal user, when do that, receive:
Error unmounting: umount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
umount: only root can unmount UUID=35C595D5738A319A from /media/DATA

How to fix that?

Rayskovsky 12-06-2009 08:37 AM

try putting a s at user


funnyG 12-06-2009 09:49 AM

Hello demontager,

the option "user" in /etc/fstab means that only the user who mounted the device can unmount it, while the option "users" means any user can mount and unmount the specified device.

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