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Old 11-01-2005, 08:29 AM   #1
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giving users permission to mount a CD


I'm having problems giving my users the ability to mount /dev/cdrom to /mnt/cdrom. when I try to mount a cd as a user other than root I egt an error message that says only root can mount /dev/cdrom to /mnt/cdrom.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 08:37 AM   #2
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My /dev/cdrom line in /etc/fstab looks like this

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,unhide,user,exec,ro 0 0

Users mount and umount just fine. Do you have 'user' among your mount options?
 
Old 11-01-2005, 08:40 AM   #3
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man mount:

(iii) Normally, only the superuser can mount file systems. How-
ever, when fstab contains the user option on a line, anybody can
mount the corresponding system.

Thus, given a line
/dev/cdrom /cd iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide
any user can mount the iso9660 file system found on his CDROM
using the command
mount /dev/cdrom
or
mount /cd
For more details, see fstab(5)
 
Old 11-01-2005, 08:42 AM   #4
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I do now. that was oe things I han't thought to check. I just finished installing a couple days ago and it has been probably two years since I have had a working computer that had Slack on it(much less any other linux), and I had forgotten the options in the fstab file from my unix days back in the army. Well, thanks so very much!!
 
Old 11-03-2005, 12:58 PM   #5
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To add a clarification to the use of user in the fstab is this quote from the mount man page.

Quote:
Only the user that mounted a filesystem can unmount it again. If any user should be able to unmount, then use users instead of user in the fstab line.
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