SuSE automount question
sjansen at buscaluz.org
Sun Dec 25 22:49:41 MST 2005
On Sun, 2005-12-25 at 17:08 -0700, Barry Roberts wrote:
> So anybody know how to make the automounted drives unmountable by
> normal users in OpenSuSE 10.0?
I have spent several hours grovelling through SUSE 10's udev, hotplug,
hwup, and hald-subfs-mount code. As usual, I'm amazed by the skill of
SUSE's shell scripters. (I like to think I'm pretty handy with a shell
script myself, but it seems I learn something new every time I dig into
a large SUSE script.) As usual, I'm also left scratching my head
wondering why the system architecture in so convoluted. I'm curious how
Novell will solve the unmounting problem long term. I couldn't see an
immediately obvious solution given the current design.
That said, here's a workaround for Gnome at least:
1) Download the pmount rpm* from:
2) Install it as root:
sudo rpm -ivh pmount*.rpm
3) Make pumount setuid**:
sudo u+s /usr/bin/pumount
* These RPMs are not supported. Use them at your own risk.
** This is a security risk. It is completely required, but probably not
a good idea for anything other than a personal computer.
Stuart Jansen e-mail/jabber: sjansen at buscaluz.org
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