mounting and stuff

Michael Torrie torriem at
Sun Apr 17 13:15:32 MDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 23:39 +0500, nikhilpurwant at wrote:
> hi people
>  is it possible for a server to mount a unmounted ( on client m/c) partition on client only as user on the client has no root access to do this 

Of course.  Just add "user" into the options column in fstab.  This will
allow normal users to mount the partition designated by that entry
in /etc/fstab.  See google for more information and examples.

Note that if the partition is fat32 or ntfs, this will mount the
partition such that all files are owned by that user who mounted it.  If
you mount a file system that has unix semantics, regular permissions and
ownerships will be enforced regardless of who mounted the partition.


>  please reply
> thanks in advance 
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