"Operation not permitted" when mounting floppy or cdrom
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Mon Feb 19 13:39:02 UTC 2007
lysergius2001 <lysergius2001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> FreeBSD 6.2. Recently installed will not permit user mount of floppy disk,
> cdrom, or usb. Works fine as root. Checked devfs.conf, devfs.rules, fstab,
> /dev. Nothing seems to make a difference.
For ordinary users to be able to mount file systems, three
conditions have to be met:
-1- sysctl vfs.usermount=1
-2- The user must have read+write access to the device
to be mounted. Usually you will solve that via
group permissions, e.g. create a group for people
who are allowed to mount a certain device, then put
those people into that group (via /etc/group), and
change the permission modes of the device so that
the group can read+write it.
-3- The user must own the mount point. Note that read+
write access is not sufficient here, and group rights
don't matter -- the user must be the owner of the
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