[kde-linux] Mounting with exec flag

Alain M. alainm at pobox.com
Fri Nov 24 04:02:30 UTC 2006

What you should do in this case is to config UDEV. then you can check 
the serial number before mouting...


John Andersen escreveu:
> On Thursday 23 November 2006 09:34, Paulo J. Matos wrote:
>> On 11/23/06, John Andersen <jsa at pen.homeip.net> wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 22 November 2006 11:51, Paulo J. Matos wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I have a WD external drive and when I mount it through KDE, it doesn't
>>>> get the exec flag so I can't run bash script (and probably other
>>>> stuff), how can I tell it to mount this drive with the exec, flag?
>>>> Regards,
>>> Put it in fstab
>> But by putting it in fstab I have to specify a dev node like
>> /dev/sda1, how do I know this HD will always be connected to this
>> node? Can't it happen that I connect a pen, going to /dev/sda1, and
>> then the HD going to /dev/sda2, and then the pen will get the exec
>> status and the HD won't?
> Yes that could happen.  So maybe that's not the way to go.
> Lately some distros seem more reliable
> in determining the unique id of a device, and always assigning it
> the same name OR always mounting it in the same place.
> I use KDE under SUSE 10.1, and I have a Western Digital external
> hard drive that is usb2.  I also have a handy Sansa mp3 player.
> Regardless of which order I plug them in, KDE mounts them in 
> /media/<name>    (where name is either My_book or Sansa. 
> And I can copy a shell script to both devices and then execute
> that script, but then they are both seen by the system as 
> fat32, so I dont think thats a good test.
> So I plugged in another external drive that is usb2, and which
> has a reiserfs partition on it.  I copied my shell script there
> and executed it just fine.  This drive enclosure has both firewire
> and usb, and I tried with both and it works with both.
> Each time I plug it in it is assigned the next available /dev/sdX1 
> and is mounted in /media always under the same name regardless
> of order of connection.
> And all are mounted executable.
> So it seems we are back to your original question, how to mount
> them so you can exec from them, and why does it work
> for me, but not for you.
> I'll do some more digging....
> Auto mounting seems to be in a state of flux, with some distros 
> ripping it out alltogether, some relying on KDE, and some reverting
> to autofs.
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