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Re: Root access removed

Lamar Owen wrote:
On Tuesday 11 May 2004 09:32, Jeff Vian wrote:

/etc/fstab controls the access when mounting.   Configure it there to
allow the user to mount/unmount and access it.

Ok, so I configure the memstick today, which is /dev/sda1. I have the proper options in fstab to allow the user to do that. Now, the user plugs in a camera (that is managed by usb-storage), it gets /dev/sda, and then he plugs in the memstick (which gets /dev/sdb). Now what? Tomorrow he adds a USB hard drive (already partitioned and formatted, BTW). Now what?

If it's for a user who only wants it to play like Windows, let kudzu do it.
When you plug in the USB device hotplug and kudzu create an entry for it in /etc/fstab. In the case of my CF reader its called /mnt/flash.

The user doesn't need to care whether that's going to mount /dev/sda1 or /dev/sdg99.

For the terminally Windows oriented you can mount it from the desktop by right-clicking and selecting "Disks->flash".

-- Nigel Wade, System Administrator, Space Plasma Physics Group, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK E-mail : nmw ion le ac uk Phone : +44 (0)116 2523548, Fax : +44 (0)116 2523555

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