Subject: Re: xffm - anomaly + mounting ISO fs

edscott wilson garcia edscott at
Thu Sep 25 15:06:17 CEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-25 at 01:01, K Raghu Prasad 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. 

> In my system I am not allowed to mount a file based
> file system unless I am root. Though specifying
> in fstab to allow others to mount (option user(s))
> that particular file may be the solution. But still
> in my opinion that is not under xffm's domain. Anyway
> I can't imagine xffm being used with root privileges
> and hence allowing loop device mount may not be much
> useful for general isofs files.

Mounting, cdburning and package installing can be done via sudo (if sudo
is installed) for priviledged sudoers.

> Also why only isofs? I work with many more file based
> file systems like ext2fs, cramfs, minixfs... :-)
> Then what are the standard extension names for them?

I have no idea. Maybe ext2, cram and minix? The isofs is more widespread
because of it's use in generating cdroms. 



> cheers
> krp
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