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Old 04-05-2005, 12:58 AM   #1
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Mount permissions

Hey guys, short question here.

When I try to mount my zip drive I get the following error...

[root@localhost root]# mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip
mount: permission denied
[root@localhost root]#

Any help is appreciated.

(Mandrake 10 by the way.)
Old 04-05-2005, 01:29 AM   #2
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I can make a few suggestions to on things to check which could cause the problem as you have described it.
1) check /etc/fstab. is /dev/sda4 defined there with the mount point /mnt/zip?
2) what are the mount parameters (user, ro, rw, default, etc)?
3) does the mount point /mnt/zip exist? meaning, is there a sup-directory in /mnt which is named zip? if not create it (cd to /mnt, then issue the command 'mkdir zip' to create the mount point).
Old 04-05-2005, 02:24 AM   #3
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hi there

post the O/P of
fdisk -l


ls -la /mnt

Old 04-05-2005, 01:21 PM   #4
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Must have been pre-mounted...I umounted it then redid the mount command and everything works fine.


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