mounting and stuff

Greg Felix gregfelix at airwired.net
Mon Apr 18 10:07:45 MDT 2005


On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 13:15 -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 23:39 +0500, nikhilpurwant at hathway.com 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.

If you need a fat32 or ntfs partition to be accessible to all users you
can add the umask option in your fstab line.  I believe you have to do
umask=0 to make the files rwxrwxrwx. 

Greg


> 
> Michael
> 
> > 
> >  please reply
> > 
> > thanks in advance 
> > 
> >                                                                                                                              -nikhil
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