joshua at joshualokken.com
Tue Apr 15 17:07:58 PDT 2003
* Joshua Oreman (oremanj at www.get-linux.org) wrote:
==> On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 11:01:13AM -0700 or thereabouts, Joshua Lokken seemed to write:
==> > ==> >
==> > ==> > Of course I checked the FAQ & did everything as said there. Specifically:
==> > ==> > #su
==> > ==> > # sysctl -w vfs.usermount=1
==> > ==> > # chmod 666 /dev/fd0
==> > ==> > #mkdir -m 755 /mnt/floppy
==> > ==> > bash$ mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
==> > mount: vfsload(msdos): Operation not permitted
==> > OK, we've seen the faq section on this, and two clear, plain examples of the
==> > exact procedure there not working properly. Does anyone have any new, not
==> > rehashed, ideas of why this is? Thanks.
==> Since it's erroring on the vfsload(whatever), I think it is trying to load the
==> msdosfs kld and failing. Try:
==> # kldload msdosfs
==> as root before you mount the FD as user.
==> This is a wild guess, take with a grain of salt.
==> -- Joshua (hee hee, same name :-)
A wild, but brilliant and insightful guess! Yes that's it. So, if I understand
correctly, since I always strip msdos support out of the kernel, that the msdos
kernel module needs to be loaded dynamically to mount /dev/fd0. It would seem
that only root is allowed (by default) to load kernel mods, thus the vfsload
error when normal users try to mount /dev/fd0, am I right? Thank you very much!
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