Re: mount: only root can do that??
Try changing the permissions on /dev/cdrom to read and execute for all.
For the floppy chmod 666 /dev/fd0 should do the trick
On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, E.L. Meijer (Eric) wrote:
> > Hallo,
> > I am trying to change /etc/fstab to allow the user to mount the floppy and
> > the cdrom.
> > The following lines did not help:
> > /dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 defaults,noauto,ro,user 0 0
> > /dev/fd0 /floppy msdos defaults,noauto,user 0 0
> > Why not?
> I don't know about the floppy, but for the cdrom you will have to put
> the actual device in the file instead of /dev/cdrom, so you'll get
> something like
> /dev/hdd /cdrom iso9660 defaults,ro,user,noauto 0 0
> The problem with /dev/cdrom is that it is a symbolic link. If you type
> mount /cdrom, it will follow the link, and mount (e.g.) /dev/hdd on
> /cdrom. But if you try to unmount it, umount only knows that /dev/hdd
> is mounted (doesn't know about /dev/cdrom anymore), and fails.
> Eric Meijer
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