Subject: Re: Non-root users mounting a file system?
To: Antti Kantee <>
From: Paul Goyette <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/20/2007 14:22:08
On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Paul Goyette wrote:

> Hmmm, looks like that's not enough:
> quicky:paul {1387} sysctl vfs.generic.usermount
> vfs.generic.usermount = 1
> quicky:paul {1388} mount -o nosuid,nodev /dev/cgd0a /pics
> mount_ffs: /dev/cgd0a on /pics: Operation not permitted
> quicky:paul {1389}

Actually, it does finally work, but only if the mount-point is actually 
owned by the non-root user.  Being in the same group and having done 
chmod g+rwx on the mountpoint is not enough.

Problem solved - thanks!