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authorAaron Ball <>2018-11-28 11:50:01 -0700
committerAaron Ball <>2018-11-28 11:50:01 -0700
commit158db224a62fd610ea246fadc033443500610a46 (patch)
parent704ede45330c6eaf3debc1cd9ad18fac2e6ddf2a (diff)
Removed Mountain drives in linux without root
This post and its subject were wildly inaccurate. I shouldn't have been blogging about Linux back then. Yeesh.
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diff --git a/posts/Mounting_Drives_in_Linux_Without_Root.adoc b/posts/Mounting_Drives_in_Linux_Without_Root.adoc
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-Mounting Drives in Linux without Root
-:author: Aaron Ball
-I recently took an interest in building my own debian box that was roughly
-equivelant to Linux Mint or Ubuntu. More specifically, I wanted a system built
-from a bare bones Debian base, but had all the functionality that was offered
-by the more major "end user" distributions. I wanted features such as media
-capabilities (video, DVDs, and music), surfing the internet, editing photos,
-As I used my system, I took note of what else I needed to add to it to make it
-more laptop friendly. One of the things it was missing was the ability to mount
-external storage devices (usb sticks for the most part) without being root.
-After many days of frustration, I finally caved and started making custom
-adjustments outside of simply installing software. Here is how you mount an
-external storage device in Debian Linux without needing root permissions.
-It is really quite simple...
-First, you need to configure the permissions on your mount location. In Debian
-Linux, this location is /media. The permissions on that directory are set by
-default to 744. When we mount an external device, we want a directory to be
-created in there to give mount a location to mount to. In light of this, we
-need the permissions on the /media directory to be 777. To achieve this, open
-your root cli and run the following command:
-chmod -R 777 /media
-And you should now be done!
-For me however, I experienced a small problem with this. In my /etc/fstab file,
-there was an entry for a cdrom located at sdb1 there. Since that is not where
-my cdrom is located, I just commented out that line, and all worked as
-Just one more step towards the perfect Linux system.
-// vim: set syntax=asciidoc:
diff --git a/posts/index.adoc b/posts/index.adoc
index ef7fd55..3c0022f 100644
--- a/posts/index.adoc
+++ b/posts/index.adoc
@@ -50,7 +50,6 @@ Workstation
* link:?p=Linux:Desktop_Sharing[Linux:Desktop Sharing]
* link:?p=Linux:Symantec_VIP_Access[Linux:Symantec VIP Access]
* link:?p=MPlayer:Recursively_Play_All_Files[MPlayer:Recursively Play All Files]
-* link:?p=Mounting_Drives_in_Linux_Without_Root[Mounting Drives in Linux Without Root]
* link:?p=Mutt:Email_Notifications[Mutt:Email Notifications]
* link:?p=Mutt:Sorting_Mail_Like_a_Boss[Mutt:Sorting Mail Like a Boss]
* link:?p=Mutt:Useful_Muttrc_Color_Regular_Expressions[Mutt:Useful Muttrc Color Regular Expressions]

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