How do I authorise my non-root user to manually mount/unmount ALL media on my desktop. I always get denied permission.
Media refers to all mountable USB devices and other partitions on my HDD as well.
Pmount is the command-line tool that I always recommend. It is a policy-based mounting program that does not require any
For suggestions on automated mounting solutions, have look at this question.
have you tried adding the 'user' key to the options portion of the relevant lines in /etc/fstab?
that would allow regular users to be able to mount cds or dvds.
just add similar lines for your thumbdrives or USB disks. arg1 can be a UUID too, if you have multiple devices of the same type with different filesystems.