When trying to mount a usb stick as user, I get the meesage:
"Mount: only root can do that
according to the wiki, my fstab entry is correct:
/dev/sda /mnt/usb vfat noauto,user 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat noauto,user 0 0
This leads me to believe that the mount command itself needs its permissions modified. I understand that I could set sudo and go that way, but at the moment, I'd rather not as I would still not understand what is happening, and would feel to me like sticking a plaster over it to make it work.
On a side note, I installed xfce as my DE. I don't have a GUI text editor (beside OOo) how can I select and copy some text staright from the Terminal into a browser? at the moment, I have to open the file in the browser and copy from there.
try adding umask=0000 before the 0 0.
You may also want to look into pmount.
pmount /dev/sda1 usb
will dynamically create the folder `usb' in /media and then mount it. To umount use pumount /dev/sda1
I guess that you try to mount with the command
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
But you should only specify the device or the mountpoint, or else the mount command woun't look at fstab at all, so:
oh duuuuuuuuuuh, only just seen penguins post.
sorry Mr Pingu, plagiarism unintended
filoktetes and Penguin
Thanx, both pmount and shortening the mount command to mount /mnt/usb work.
Kern, Thanx, will do that now that I know abour pmount.