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

Charles E Campbell Jr charles.e.campbell at nasa.gov
Tue Oct 16 16:21:24 UTC 2007

Lukasz wrote:

> Charles E Campbell Jr pisze:
>> 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.
> You may add those devices to fstab, much like partitions:
> /dev/sda1 /mnt/pendrive vfat noauto,users,rw,umask=0000 0 0
> /dev/sda2 /mnt/pendrive2 vfat noauto,users,rw,umask=0000 0 0
> the key is that "users" param, to allow normal users mount and umount 
> filesystem; I very often use static mount points and edit fstab 
> instead of using HAL for this, but HAL itself respects fstab 
> configuration too
> all parameters are listed in mount docs, but since those are removable 
> media, security isn't very important
Thank you!

I'll try this approach out...

Chip Campbell

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