Success! ( was - can't mount USB key as user )
andy.elvey at paradise.net.nz
Tue Jan 8 22:29:22 PST 2008
usleepless at gmail.com wrote:
> hmmm, freebsd.org seems to be broken for me....
> - man devfs.rules
> - create /etc/devfs.rules: ( substitute wheel for the group you want )
> add path 'da*s*' mode 0660 group wheel
> - append to /etc/rc.conf:
> - make sure the dir you are mounting on is owned by the user who
> issues the mount command.
> - make sure vfs.usermount=1
> - reboot after changing devfs.rules & rc.conf
> worked for me, let us know if it worked for you.
Hi again -
Success! I can now mount USB devices as a user - thanks very much
for your help usleep!
One of the things that helped (as it usually does ;) ) was having a
careful re-read of the docs for USB devices. When I did that, I found
that for some silly reason, instead of having
'da*' in my /etc/devfs.rules file, I had 'da*s*' . ( Argh.....
applies face firmly to keyboard..... ). Anyway, that now works perfectly.
I have more good news. The above stuff was for my USB key. I also have
an external USB hard-drive (with the Linux ext2 filesystem on it). When
I tried that, at first it didn't work (not surprisingly). A quick
search on the net gave me a page that mentioned "kldload' (which I've
never heard of - anyway, as I thought, it loads modules into the kernel).
The example given was for reiserfs, but I tried (as su) "kldload
ext2fs" and then (as normal user) "mount -t ext2fs /dev/da0s1
/mnt/andy" and it worked!
Ahh... now I can get into the thing I've really been looking forward to
- pf :-) . That should probably have me being nervous, but it
doesn't. I've already done a lot of reading-up on it -
it sounds great, and you've got to have a heap of respect for the guy
who wrote it. I've already found out about pftop and so on, so that
should come in handy....
Bye for now -
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