Re: FC6 mount ntfs-3g problem.

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On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 7:30 AM, Charles Sullivan <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 15:27:26 -0400
>  "max bianco" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>  > 2008/4/2 Mikkel L. Ellertson <[email protected]>:
>  > > max bianco wrote:
>  > >
>  > > >
>  > > > On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 9:41 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > >  If it was just a permissions problem, 'mount' would give an error
>  > > > >  message. Likewise if it wasn't in the user's path (it's possible though
>  > > > >  unlikely that $PATH gets him a different version of 'mount'; using
>  > > > >  '/bin/mount' would get round that).
>  > > > >
>  > > > >  poc
>  > > > >
>  > > > >
>  > > > He is saying that mount works as root and not a regular user but once
>  > > > its mounted it works for the user, usually that is a permissions
>  > > > issue. I know F8 you get an error message but he is on FC6.
>  > > >
>  > > > Max
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > >  I thought that it was listed in fstab with the user(s) option, the way his
>  > > is, that the mount command was run as root, as long as you ran "mount <mount
>  > > point>" or "mount <device>". On the other hand, using the format "mount
>  > > <device> <mount point>" requires root permissions. But I have not used
>  > > entries in /fstab for removable devices for a while - I use HAL instead.
>  > >
>  > >
>  > I am not sure what his fstab should look like but as far as using the
>  > mount command I have always found that you have to be root or have
>  > permission explicitly granted. I plug in my external drive and it just
>  > automounts for me, i don't remember doing anything special to get this
>  > to work, but apparently this was not the case in FC6, i have never
>  > used FC6. Hopefully he will  let us know what happened.
>  >
>  > Max
>
>  Max,
>  Hotplugging this NTFS drive yields only an error box saying the drive can't
>  be mounted.
>
>  Apparently this drive requires a later version of ntfs-3g to be able to
>  mount as an ordinary user.
>
>  Regards,
>  Charles Sullivan

That explains quite a bit. Thanks.


Max


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