mount usb stick as user

damien.montigny at damien.montigny at
Mon May 23 13:24:10 PDT 2016

I had a similar line in /etc/devices.conf, putting it in /etc/devfs.conf instead of /etc/devices.conf did the trick.
Thank you.

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De: "Bernardino Gonzalez" <fullmatad at>
À: "Tomohiro Kusumi" <kusumi.tomohiro at>, "damien montigny" <damien.montigny at>
Cc: users at
Envoyé: Dimanche 22 Mai 2016 23:38:57
Objet: Re: mount usb stick as user

I also had a bit of an issue with this. Mounting as user once was easy enough but setting it up to persist between reboots is where I ran into some trouble. 

The doc says to add " fd0 root:operator 666" to /etc/devices.conf (that was a floppy ex., fd0 should be replaced with your usb label). 

In order to get it to work I had to add the line "perm da8* root:operator 666" and that was to /etc/devfs.conf not /etc/devices.conf. 

This was of course, after making sure I was in the operator group and setting vfs.usermount=1 in /etc/sysctl. 

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:32 PM, Tomohiro Kusumi <kusumi.tomohiro at> wrote: 

> there's no usb 

usb stick (usb mass storage class) IS a block device, as your url 
explains how to mount block devices. 

2016-05-22 3:03 GMT+09:00 < damien.montigny at >: 
> Hi, 
> I'm trying to mount a usb stick as a user. 
> I can mount it as root but not as a user. 
> I tried to follow user mounting section in : 
> but there's no usb device in this howto. 
> Damien. 

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