[CentOS] umount'ing a /media/disk... as a user

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Mon Oct 15 15:15:39 UTC 2007


Nicolas Sahlqvist wrote:
> On 10/15/07, Charles E Campbell Jr <charles.e.campbell at nasa.gov> wrote:
>> Hello!
>>
>> Currently, whenever I attempt to umount /media/disk (or -1, etc), I
>> either have to be user or have to have given the account sudo
>> privileges.  Since these "disks" are usually just flash-memory sticks,
>> I'd really rather have the permission to umount them be given to users.
>> The /etc/mtab shows the /media filesystems, /etc/fstab does not.
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Charles Campbell
> 
> Charles,
> 
> During a quick google session I found this feedback:
> 
> whats wrong with using the "su" command?
> 
> And after laughing for a while I found alternatives, udev rules:
> 
> http://www.reactivated.net/writing_udev_rules.html
> 
> You could also use a automounter approach, kernel patch or suid on a
> custom compiled mount command etc.
> 

You could also just use sudo and give users permission to use mount as root.

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