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could you please add some examples of how to manually do mounting and unmounting USB disks on my Ubuntu PC from inside bash? also could you teach how to loop-mount an ISO file? Thanks, --unforgettableid | talk 23:57, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
- Wikipedia is not a manual, guidebook, or textbook. The Ubuntu forums are easily searched through Google; Wikipedia isn't an operating system manual. Chris Cunningham (talk) 11:36, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Is it possible to explain a litter futher what the sentence, and quoting "The mount and umount commands require root user privilege or the corresponding fine-grained privilege", means ? Specifically, what does the author mean by, and quoting, "or the corresponding fine-grained privilege"?
Thank you very much,
addressing the how-to complaint
I think we can all agree that anyone with admin provileges will know a better place than wikipedia for the following? From the pmount section:
To configure, the administrator would add a list of devices to /etc/pmount.allow that non-root users can mount:
echo /media/cdrom >> /etc/pmount.allow && echo /media/dvd >> /etc/pmount.allow && echo /media/thumbdrive >> /etc/pmount.allow
from the Use section:
To mount an ISO file (Linux):
$ mount -o loop ~/disks/dvd-image.iso /media/dvd
To mount all filesystems listed in fstab:
$ mount -a
I have worked on the article and may have fixed the issues. Let's see if it gets reflagged. Meanwhile, some comments:
|refimprove = March 2011
- it really does not need additional references. Those provided are very authoritative.
|howto = March 2011
- see above
|notability = March 2011
- it's a fairly important command and one that new users frequently get stuck on. If we do pages for Unix commands this should be one of the commands. If we don't, that's a position that I can respect, as there is always man but I am betting that we do.