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Old 12-06-2004, 08:56 PM   #1
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can a regular user mount devices


Hey there,
i am wanting to set a debian system ( with gnome) to allow the regular user to mount and unmount a drive ( cd-rw, and dvd ) . can i do this with fstab ? how does auto mount work.
thanks,
 
Old 12-06-2004, 09:02 PM   #2
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Yes, it is possible, a lot of distro's are setup so that they don't run as root, but the default regular user can mount/umount drives. I believe it has something to do with using the "sudo" command (and settings in /etc/sudoers). Sorry I can't give any more info, but I'm sure somebody will.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 09:26 PM   #3
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"man fstab" will suggest checking "man mount" which will suggest using "user" or "users" in the /etc/fstab line for that device.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 09:50 PM   #4
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i believe u can change its permission
 
Old 12-06-2004, 10:19 PM   #5
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cool, how ?
 
Old 12-07-2004, 11:33 AM   #6
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by using chown username and point that to ur cdrom (hdb, hdd, ........ it depend on which ur cdrom is location, and make sure take a look at ur /etc/fstab)
also then change the argument to /mnt/cdrom

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Old 12-07-2004, 12:40 PM   #7
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Change or add the line in /etc/fstab
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9600 nonauto,users,ro 0 0
Of course you will want to change the device and the mount point to suit your system
 
  


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