[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Wrong default permissions on ide CD-ROM's


I used d-i beta 4 to install Debian GNU/Linux unstable on my laptop
and desktop. Everything went fairly smooth. However, I couldn't get
any CD to play using neither Kscd nor gnome-cd-player. I let discover
manage my mounted media, but I don't think this has anything to do
with it.

When posting this to the Belgian Linux newsgroup, someone pointed out
that my permissions on /dev/hdc (/dev/cdrom0 is a symlink to /dev/hdc)
were wrong:

They were user "root" but group "disk". As I understand it, "disk" is
used for hard disk and the like. I chgrp'd it to "cdrom", and
everything worked fine since then.

My desktop was experiencing the same problem.

I don't know if it's got anything to do with the Debian Installer, but
you might want to take a look at the permissions after a fresh

Thanks for your hard work on d-i!

Kind regards,

Jo Vermeulen
Student Computer Science at the LUC

Reply to: