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
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