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Date:      Mon, 19 Feb 2007 20:37:14 +0000
From:      lysergius2001 <lysergius2001@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, lysergius2001@gmail.com
Subject:   Re: "Operation not permitted" when mounting floppy or cdrom
Message-ID:  <a558ebe30702191237w73a256e5j66bb756b10ed7321@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <200702191338.l1JDctT0057776@lurza.secnetix.de>
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Thanks everyone.

On 2/19/07, Oliver Fromme <olli@lurza.secnetix.de> wrote:
>
> lysergius2001 <lysergius2001@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=3D1
>
> -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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