Subject: Re: xffm - anomaly + mounting ISO fs
quazar at dcnet2000.com
Thu Sep 25 22:09:51 CEST 2003
On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 08:06:17 -0500
edscott wilson garcia <edscott at imp.mx> wrote:
> > Even if kernel has support for loop devices, there
> > might be a problem. Isn't it true that only root
> > can do loop device mounting?
> True. Or sudo.
Not necessarily true. Properly configured loopback files can be
mounted as a regular user. I do this all the time with an HFS file. Of
course this may be system dependent. For it to work properly, the
mount must be defined in the /etc/fstab file.
# hfs mount...
/home/apple/disks/hfs.hdv /mnt/loop-hfs hfs noauto,users,loop 0 0
Note that both the file and mount point belong to root but when
mounted, become mine. Also, the loopback devices and HFS are kernel
modules and automatically inserted.
Linux user #169067
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