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Re: cd and floppy disk use

On Sun, 2 May 2004 19:53:26 +0000
Lorenzo Prince <lorenzo@prince.homelinux.org> wrote:
> ls -l /dev/hdc
> shows:
> brw-rw----    1 root     disk      22,   0 Feb  3 07:28 /dev/hdc
> This is where I got 'disk' for the group to put users into.  But I see
> now that/dev/hd* is group 'disk'.  However, only my /dev/pktcdvd0 (udf
> packet writing to CDRW) is group 'cdrom'.  And group 'cdrom' doewn't
> mention 'disk' and 'disk' doesn't mention 'cdrom'.  Is this a problem? 
> Do I need to change something? This is how Debian set it up for me.

That's odd.

For me, /dev/hd* has group disk, except for hda and hdc, which are
both cdrom (and are where I put a DVD-ROM and a CD-RW.  The installer
took care of appropriate group assignment for those two devices;
I dunno why that didn't happen for you.  But at any rate, if hdc
is your CDRW, it oughta have a group of cdrom, with that group
having users who'd use it as its membership.


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