Bug#281759: general: Cannot 'eject' a CDROM as normal user
On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 06:05:47PM +0100, Leszek Koltunski wrote:
> So, the question is: why is /dev/hdc owned by 'disk' in Sarge? Does it
> have to be so for some reason? If not, I'd suggest to change that to
> 'cdrom' as it seems to help with ejecting...
I guess it is simply not owned by cdrom because /dev/hdc might as well
be a hard drive (in which case giving read/write permission to users
would be stupid ans unsecure).
On the other hand, if you were using a 2.6 kernel with udev, /dev/hdc
would be owned by group cdrom (assuming it is a CD/DVD drive).