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Re: cd and floppy disk use



On Sun, 2 May 2004 16:04:52 +0000
Lorenzo Prince <lorenzo@prince.homelinux.org> wrote:
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> Thus spake Douglas Pollard:
> #     I've installed Debian Woody 3.0r2 and I'm trying to import files
> on cd and floppy disk. I keep getting permission denied.# How do I give
> myself as user permission to use these drives.
> 
> Be sure your user name is listed in groups floppy and disk.  Floppy will
> give you access to the floppy disk and disk will give you access to the
> cdrom.

No.  Instead of "disk", you meant to say group "cdrom."  Assign users
to group "cdrom" so that they can access the cdrom device.

Group "disk" has write access to all the raw disk devices (/dev/hd* and
/dev/sd*).  Assigning users to group "disk" is both dangerous and a
security risk.

-c


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