trouble mounting Olympus WS-310M voice recorder

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Tue Jan 23 07:16:57 UTC 2007

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ajm wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 08:42:15PM -0800, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> ajm wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 12:27:10AM +0100, Tore Lund wrote:
>>>>> Andrew Gould wrote:
>>>>>> [snip]
>>>> this is from a previous message in the thread:
>>>>> attempt:  mount -tmsdos -orw /dev/da0s1 /mnt/ws310
>>>> try as root or su to root
>>>> # mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/ws310
> Interestingly enough I tried out these steps as root to see if I could
> resimulate this with my camera and I ended up with the same results.
> Only by trying to mount the camera as root could I succeed.
> Does anyone have a FAT16/FAT32 drive properly mounting under FreeBSD as
> a non-root user? If so, did you modify /dev, /etc/devfs.conf, or are you
> using amd(8)?
> -Garrett

> Take a look at   sudoers(5)   and   visudo(8)

> I use sudo to mount my mass storage compliant devices with the 
> following command as regular user:

> for my mp3 player
> [ajm at bsd]$ sudo mount_msdosfs /dev/da?s1 /usr/home/ajm/mnt/mp3player

> for my camera
> [ajm at bsd]$ sudo mount_msdosfs /dev/da?s1 /usr/home/ajm/mnt/kodak

> for a memory card reader
> [ajm at bsd]$ sudo mount_msdosfs /dev/da?s1 /usr/home/ajm/mnt/card_reader

> Just make sure you change the  ?  to an actual device number.
> You do need to create the /mnt directories in your own home directory 
> so that you can read and write to those devices as a regular user.

> Also use sudo to un mount the device:

> [ajm at bsd]$ sudo umount_msdosfs /dev/da?s1

> NOTE: I did not change anything in the /etc/devfs.conf or am I using 
> amd(8).

That's not an absolute solution though, because it should work as a
regular user (maybe with a bit of fenaggling). Besides, installing sudo
is a security risk anyhow..
- -Garrett
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