I thought I'd entered this report yesterday, but didnt see it in the db so
this is a repeat entry.... I had a problem executing scripts stored on a
cdrom, which was due to my cdrom being mounted with the noexec option. The
fstabe entry looks like this:
/dev/hdb/ /mnt/cdrom iso9660 exec,noauto,ro,user,suid 0 0
The command 'mount /dev/hdb' produced the following line in /etc/mtab:
/dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom iso9660 ro,noexec,nodev 0 0
It appears that the exec option in the fstab is being ignored.
The following, explicit mount command:
'mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
produced the following line in /etc/mtab:
/dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom ro 0 0
After this I was able to execute scripts stored on the cdrom, so the
problem is not urgent for me.
I did not see this problem, which seeems more like a bug than a feature,
in the 'Redhat Linux, 6.2, mount' selection from the db, but if it has
already been covered under wider scope, my apologies.
I have a similar problem when trying to mount a volume on a NetWare fileserver.
As per the ncpmount man page you can use mount option "ipserver=" to connect via
TCP/IP without configuring IPX on the linux box. The option is supposed to
correlate with a -A switch on the ncpmount command line. But when mount calls
ncpmount, the command line is missing that switch. Since I haven't configured
IPX on this box it returns some sort of error relating to not being able to find
the server even though the server is listed in the hosts file. This happens if
the option is listed in the fstab file, or it also happens if I try the mount
command line manually. Either way it's like it misses the ipserver option. If
I enter the ncpmount line manually with the -A option, it doesn't have any
problems mounting the file system.
This works correctly in 7.2