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Old 09-22-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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Mount isos as user (+encfs)


I want to mount any iso as user.
My first idea was to give my user write-access to /tmp/iso/ and allow him to mount a file called /tmp/iso/tmp.iso with sudo.
Than I could write a script which creates the symlink /tmp/iso/tmp.iso and mount that.
Now, the problem is that my isos are stored in a userspace-fs (encfs) and root only sees an empty directory. So mounting won't work that way.

Creating a new copy of the iso in a place root can see it doesn't seem very elegant to me.

Maybe I don't see the forest because of all the trees...

Any ideas ?

Thank you for reading
Old 09-24-2006, 07:12 AM   #2
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What is the overall goal you are trying to achieve, why do you want iso's as user ?
Old 09-24-2006, 06:13 PM   #3
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I have several video-games (eg StarCraft) that I want to play without becoming root. And if you ask me why I need to encrypt those files. Well I do that with all my user-data.


encfs, fuse, iso, mount

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