[Live-demo] Non-7.9 question: ownership of /cdrom

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Fri Jan 31 16:33:35 PST 2014

On 01/31/2014 04:24 PM, Jeremy Morley wrote:
> I have a question relating to Live 7.0 (and probably other versions). In the USB live system, the native file system is mounted automatically on boot at /cdrom with rw perms and root ownership. Where is this defined (it's not /etc/fstab & I can't find an init script in the machine itself). More to the point, how easy is it to change to mount this with "user" as owner?
> Alternatively, could I bind a sub-dir from the native fs on the USB into a subdir of /home/user/data with rw access perms for "user"?
> Thanks,
> Jeremy


These questions all pertain to how Ubuntu/Debian work, not specific to
OSGeo Live. If you want to be able to save data back to the users home
directory all you need to do is select to add a persistent section when
creating the USB stick (Assuming you use the Ubuntu based USB creator).
Anything else is going to be quite complicated to do consistently.


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