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Re: mounting external harddisk with fstab-sync as a non-root user



On 4/20/05, Arthur Pemberton <dalive flashmail com> wrote:
> Didier Casse wrote:
> 
> >On 4/20/05, Arthur Pemberton <dalive flashmail com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Didier Casse wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>Hi,
> >>>   My FC3 box can recognize my external usb harddisk when I plug it
> >>>in. In gnome the icons pop up on the desktop but when I try to open it
> >>>to read it, it tells me that I do not have the permission to do it!!!
> >>>
> >>>I realize that only root can read the /media/whatever_stuff which is mounted.
> >>>
> >>>I would like to enable it for a normal user. How do I do this? Thanks
> >>>for the help
> >>>
> >>>I mean I don't know the idea behind this but it's kind of silly that
> >>>only root is able to read an external harddrive.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>The only root being able to mount external media was in the FC1 early
> >>FC2 days. I know from experience that this works very well in FC3. Only
> >>difference is that I use KDE, i doubt however that that is the issue.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Dear Arthur,
> >                  It works fine... Everything is correctly mounted but
> >I have to be root to see the files on my external hard drive. I want
> >to be able to see the files as a NORMAL USER.
> >
> >
> >
> Ok, fair enough. What user are you logged in as when you put in the usb
> drive? And what user do you use to mount the drive? (I would suggest
> attempting this at the command promt just incase this is a gnome problem


I'm login as myself. normal user. I don't mount it, fstab-sync mounts
it and it mounts it as root.

> `$ mount usbdrive` 

Only root can mount.

-- 
Cheers,
Didier.

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