[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: allow mount to normal user

On Tue, 2 Dec 1997, Paul Serice wrote:

> Adam Klein wrote:
> "man mount" and search for the following language:
>               Note  that  the  auto  type may be useful for user-
>               mounted floppies.
> Make sure you're putting "auto" in the right place.  For example,
> /dev/scd0  /cdrom      iso9660  ro,suid,dev,exec,noauto,user,async 0 1
> /dev/fd0   /floppy     auto     rw,suid,dev,exec,noauto,user,sync  0 0
>                        ^^^^                      ^^^^^^
> This definitely works for me as far as auto detecting ext2 or vfat
> floppies via the KDE floppy mount icon (or the rustic command line).
> Something else I've learned is that if you plan on using auto, I
> would recompile your kernel to exclude "msdos" support but include
> "vfat" support.  The reason is that "auto" will check first for msdos
> 8.3 format.  Because vfat floppies meet the criteria, they will be
> mounted as 8.3.  If you compile out msdos support, you'll be able to
> mount the floppies as vfat.

Shouldn't a bug report be filed against mount? It only makes sense for mount 
auto to check in the order Specific -> Generic, not the other way round.

David Wright, Open University, Earth Science Department, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
U.K.  email: d.wright@open.ac.uk  tel: +44 1908 653 739  fax: +44 1908 655 151

TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
debian-user-request@lists.debian.org . 
Trouble?  e-mail to templin@bucknell.edu .

Reply to: