fuse: failed to exec fusermount: Permission denied

This is a footnote to yesterday’s post about using fuse based encrypted filesystems on linux. Once you have everything setup and try to mount an encrypted folder, you might get the following error:

´╗┐EncFS Password:

fuse: failed to exec fusermount: Permission denied
fuse failed.  Common problems:
- fuse kernel module not installed (modprobe fuse)
- invalid options — see usage message

This can be easily fixed by typing:

chmod +x /usr/bin/fusermount

Jun 11th, 2010 | Posted in Linux
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  1. Mattg
    Oct 12th, 2011 at 06:54 | #1

    Its only easy if you have root on the box, which is not the case in commercial environments.

    • admin
      Oct 13th, 2011 at 18:55 | #2

      While it’s true that root is needed for this. I really can’t see any reason why anyone would want to work on a computer where he doesn’t have root access

  2. gkesavan
    Feb 16th, 2012 at 07:29 | #3

    thanks for the post it helped me fix my issues.

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