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If I want to burn a CD/DVD I appear to have two options. Swap to Windows or become Root. Neither is particularly appealing since the former means I must save the files on a Windows NTFS partition and the other runs counter to the very sensible security concepts of Linux.
This is what the line for the CD in Fstab looks like
"/dev/sr0 /media/CD iso9660 rw,users,noauto 0 0"
Works a treat for Root but as far as my normal user Id goes, I get Read Only access. What have I missed?
You'll need to edit your user account. Presumably, at the moment, it is something like:
Your main (login) group is users, but you also may belong to several other groups (audio, video, usb etc.). You also need to tick the box that specifies 'cdwriter' or 'cdburner'.
Then select in Nautilus the files you wish to burn, right-click and choose 'burn to cd' from the context menu.
No group of "CDWriter"/"CDburner" on the system so while I dig out exactly what each group offers, I (or rather "root") has added me to the same groups as "root" currently uses ("sys" and "wheel"). Now I can burn CDs.
However, as I see it, effectively I've duplicated "root" and that doesn't strike me as a good long term idea. So, I'll drop myself from each root group until I find the one I need to be in to burn CDs.