Help needed with SanDisk CRUZER memory stick
jim-cornette at insight.rr.com
Wed Dec 24 14:04:37 UTC 2003
Caleb Rodriguez wrote:
>Thank you that kind of seemed to work for me as well. The only catch is
>that only root can mount the drive which i should be able to change the
>When I do attempt to mount the drive I get the following:
>root at localhost etc]# mount /dev/sda1
>mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device
>Can you help me with this please?
I got the following from reading "man mount". I changed it a bit to
match the /dev/sda1 device.
(iii) Normally, only the superuser can mount file systems. However,
when fstab contains the user option on a line, then anybody can
the corresponding system.
Thus, given a line
/dev/sda1 /mnt/memstick vfat rw,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
any user can mount the vfat file system found on his memorystick
For more details, see fstab(5).
I have always used root to deal with my vfat filesystem transfers. I
assume that the user option, instead of the owner option, will allow any
user to mount and transfer ifo to the flash stick.
A google search might give you a better and easier to understand "how
to" for mounting vfat devices as user controlled devices.
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