On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 03:39:33PM -0700, Dr Lyman Hazelton wrote: > I have set vfs.usermount=1, and now I can create a local directory > (call it "xxx") in my home dir and use it successfully to do > > mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0 xxx > > or > > mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 xxx > > However, if I attempt to use the "standard" mount points, /cdrom or > /floppy, to do the same thing, like > > mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0 /cdrom > > I get the message: cd9660: /dev/cd0: Operation not permitted. > > I have set the permissions on /cdrom to 555 and the file is owned by > root:operators, and my non-root user-id is a member of operators. Is > there something special I have to do to /cdrom to make it usable to > non-root users?
The user doing the mount needs to own the mountpoint directory. From the manpage for mount(2): ERRORS The mount() function will fail when one of the following occurs: [EPERM] The caller is neither the super-user nor the owner of dir. Ceri --
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