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Old 02-18-2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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Umount permissions for non administrative account


I have a script that automounts my usb(s) and it works great. however when I try to unmount it from a non administrative account (with rox filer) I don't have the necessary permission to do so. Is there anyway I can get this to work without sudo? I'm using a open-suse 13.2 minimal os
 
Old 02-18-2017, 01:15 PM   #2
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usually automount does autoumount too, if the given drive was not in use. but probably you need to configure it.
 
Old 02-18-2017, 03:18 PM   #3
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usually automount does autoumount too, if the given drive was not in use. but probably you need to configure it.
Right. however my script unmounts/removes mount points AFTER I remove the usb. So I like to manually unmount to prevent data loss. It works great in root. So all I need is a way to manually unmount in a non root account.
 
Old 02-18-2017, 08:28 PM   #4
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Isn't there a way in Yast to set groups like cdrom and (forgot) media? to users?
 
Old 02-18-2017, 08:39 PM   #5
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every try adding sudo to the commands or maybe placing the script in /usr/bin then setting up the script in sudoers file and giving it sudo nopasswd for user or group
 
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I think the eject command works for regular users, but probably not in your case.
 
Old 02-20-2017, 07:49 PM   #7
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Isn't there a way in Yast to set groups like cdrom and (forgot) media? to users?
I didn't find that option. does anyone know how?

Also I don't want to use sudo unless absolutely necessary.

And no eject does not have permission either.

Are there any alternatives to umount that would allow me to do this?
 
Old 02-20-2017, 07:56 PM   #8
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I have a script that automounts my usb(s) and it works great. however when I try to unmount it from a non administrative account (with rox filer) I don't have the necessary permission to do so. Is there anyway I can get this to work without sudo? I'm using a open-suse 13.2 minimal os
I have some backup scripts that mount USB drives. The last command in each script is a umount command for the USB drive. Try putting a umount command in your script.

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can you check your own groups? I mean execute id and you will see if your user is member of cdrom, audio ....
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:57 PM   #10
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can you check your own groups? I mean execute id and you will see if your user is member of cdrom, audio ....
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I'm not sure what you're talking about. Could you explain? Thanks
 
Old 02-23-2017, 12:05 AM   #11
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when you execute the command id in a terminal you will see how your user was configured. Nothing more, just a simple command in a shell.
 
Old 02-23-2017, 06:29 AM   #12
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pmount mounts and pumounts as user without much hazzle.
 
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pmount mounts and pumounts as user without much hazzle.
I do have those installed. but I haven't had too much luck getting it going. I'd be glad if you have more info.
 
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Sorry, i ain't got more info.
I use it seldom, and it always works out of box (but i use different distros, debian, slackware and such).
Perhaps (a very big perhaps) being member of the fuse group comes into this (i don't think i am member of fuse though ... ).
Perhaps someone else knows more.
 
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Aha. On Slackware it didn't work as user too. I added the user to the plugdev group:
Code:
usermod -a -G plugdev user
logged out and back in, and now can pmount and pumount the usb-stick.
(if all distros use that group is beyond me).
 
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