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Attaches a file system to a specified point in an existing filesystem hierarchy

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It is actually very easy to mount more or less whatever you want as a normal user without root privileges, provided the right entry has been created in /etc/fstab. Of course, modifications to /etc … /fstab require root privileges. But a single entry can be used with much flexibility to (u)mount many different files on different mount points, without any further editing of /etc/fstab. Here are two …
answered May 15 '13 by babou
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I would first try to make a copy of the disk, or of partitions, with dd. It can be done without mounting. So I no longer worry with hardware once the content has been preserved, and I am not dependent …
answered May 23 '13 by babou
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myuser. (in the case of my own problem, mounting works, but umounting does not) Side note: I believe this kind of mount is called "loop" in the Linux world, "loopback" having to do with networking devices … loop devices. Another possibility is to remove the option loop altogether from your /etc/fstab entry. On many systems it is no longer needed, and is done implicitly by mount. What system are you using, btw ? …
answered May 20 '13 by babou
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Well, what do you mean by "depend on the mounted file system" ? To begin with, this line in the man page defines an option called defaults. This option defaults is available for all file systems as i …
answered May 20 '13 by babou
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. This is probably better for the disk (some will just rest), and it avoids accidental access to it. The cron job can mount it when it starts and umount it when it finishes. This can be done as a … normal user with the commands mount /mnt/backup and umount /mnt/backup, provided you described what you want in an entry of /etc/fstab. The entry has to include the option users if mounting is done as …
answered May 8 '13 by babou
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entries regarding /dev/sr0 which is the device for my DVD drive. Then, acting as normal user, I can successfully $ mount /dev/sr0 but I then get an error message ("Only root can ...") for … $ umount /dev/sr0 Of course, the device is not busy : I do nothing between mount and umount. Added after solving : If you are interested only in solving that problem, you can skip the rest of the question …
asked May 19 '13 by babou