Mounting DVD with exec

Michael Eager eager at
Wed Nov 21 23:27:19 UTC 2007

Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Michael Eager wrote:
>> If I mount a DVD as root using mount, then it's mounted
>> with execution enabled:
>>     mount /dev/dvd  /media/dvd
>> If I let mount use the entry in fstab, it is
>> mounted with noexec, despite the fstab entry:
>> /dev/dvd  /media/dvd  auto    pamconsole,ro,exec,user,noauto  0 0
>> Anyone got an idea why mount ignores the exec option?
> Try it without the pamconsole option, and see if that helps.

That's the first thing I tried.  It didn't make any difference.

Michael Eager	 eager at
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