doesn't quite solve Tom's problem.
On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Tuukka Toivonen wrote:
On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Tom Allison wrote:
I'm running into a rights issue with mounting floppies as a non-root user.
bash-2.05a$ ls -l /dev/fd0 && ls -l / | grep floppy && grep fd0 /etc/fstab
brwxrwx--- 1 root floppy 2, 0 Jul 23 21:46 /dev/fd0
drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 30 2000 floppy
/dev/fd0 /floppy auto user 0 0
I am a member of group floppy.
With the rights shown as above, you have direct access rights to the floppy
device and you could use mtools (mcopy, mdir, etc.) to access the floppy.
However, mount does not care this, because in that case the reader will
always be kernel filesystem driver, which always has rights to any device.
What mount cares about, is if you have permission to _mount_ the floppy.
Mount permissions are described in /etc/fstab, so this is the file you
so that's exactly what he did in his fstab and what you suggested below.
Still if it doesn't work, what's wrong?
particular case, /etc/fstab should include line like
/dev/fd0 /floppy auto noauto,user 0 0
had the same problem, would be interested to know, but can't re-make my