Is it possible to mount some devices without being root and without having sudo permissions?


Yes you can do it using pmount.

man pmount

       pmount - mount arbitrary hotpluggable devices as normal user

pmount <device> [ label ] 


 pmount /dev/sdb1 flash_drive

This will mount the device /dev/sdb1 at /media/flash_drive.


The mount will succeed if all of the following conditions are met:

   · device is a block device in /dev/

   · device is not in /etc/fstab (if it is, pmount executes  mount  device
     as the calling user to handle this transparently). See below for more

   · device is not already mounted according to /etc/mtab and /proc/mounts

   · if the mount point already exists, there is no device already mounted
     at it and the directory is empty

   · device   is   removable   (USB,   FireWire,   or   MMC   device,   or
     /sys/block/drive/removable is 1) or whitelisted in /etc/pmount.allow.

   · device is not locked

To unmount the device, use pumount, like so:

pumount <device>


 pumount /dev/sdb1

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