"Operation not permitted" when mounting floppy or cdrom

lysergius2001 lysergius2001 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 20:37:15 UTC 2007

Thanks everyone.

On 2/19/07, Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de> wrote:
> 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
>      mount point.
> Best regards
>    Oliver
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