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Old 01-24-2005, 12:08 AM   #1
nixerwannab
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can someone clarify somthing for me with mounting floppy through normal user


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/271453

this is a link to a thread made recently that i found while googleing and i think that it has the answers that im looking for, i just need a basic walk through on how to do this, cuz honestly i think its a pain to have to log in as root everytime i want to access the floppy so if someone would plz explain how to make a normal user have permission to access it, that would be appreciated.


(im using slackware 10.0, on a P3 533Mhz laptop, with 128MB of RAM)
 
Old 01-24-2005, 12:25 AM   #2
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Just what it says - edit your /etc/fstab:
Code:
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,users     0   0
 
Old 01-24-2005, 07:40 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by digiot
Just what it says - edit your /etc/fstab:
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/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,users     0   0
ok well i am logged in as root, i typed in /dev/fd0 and it came up with "permission denied". im not sure what to do to fix this since i am logged in as root and i have all permissions...atleast so i thought.

Last edited by nixerwannab; 01-24-2005 at 07:42 AM.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 07:50 AM   #4
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Now I need clarification. What do you mean when you say you 'typed in /dev/fd0'? Sounds like you tried to execute the device file, which would get a 'permission denied' even as root.

If you've opened up /etc/fstab in a text editor and made those changes, you should be able to issue 'mount /mnt/floppy' and, as long as there's a floppy in there, you should be able to access it - 'ls /mnt/floppy' should show the contents.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 04:05 PM   #5
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ok well im logged in as root, and i typed in "/etc/fstab" but it still says that access is denied, and what i wanna do is configure it so that i can allow other users to mount the floppy drive. i hope that cleared it up.
 
  


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