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When I type mount <device> <folder> I get message "mount: only root can do that", how so? if mount has -rwsr-xr-x. permissions?

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If you want to mount as Normal user kindly make below entry in /etc/sudoers file Then you will able to mount

  • edit /etc/sudoers file as root use visudo -f /etc/sudoers

  • Mention below entry in file

  • Suppose if you want to mount only paritcular partition then use below command

    username ALL=(ALL:ALL) /bin/mount partition /directory
    
  • Suppose if you want some directory also use below command

    username ALL=(ALL:ALL) /bin/mount
    

    While mounting use sudo command infront of mount

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