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Old 11-22-2003, 05:57 PM   #1
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cdrom mounting problems


sorry for the brief subject, and possibly for the very obvious question, but why is it that only root can mount a cd-rom? and how i do i allow users to mount cd's?

is it normal linux behaviour for only root to be able to mount a cdrom? i tried changing permissions on /dev/hdc and /mnt/cdrom. the cdrom line in my fstab is currently "/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto 0 0"

thanks in advance for any help
 
Old 11-22-2003, 06:11 PM   #2
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Try this:
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/dev/cdrom	/mnt/cdrom	iso9660		noauto,owner,ro 0 0
# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting
 
Old 11-22-2003, 06:42 PM   #3
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hmm, thats what my fstab used to look like, i changed it to see the effects, well at least i think it looked like that. can you explain that line to me? what does it mean? the only bit i dont understand is "noauto,owner,ro 0 0"

thanks!
 
Old 11-22-2003, 06:56 PM   #4
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See section 19.7 of Rute
 
Old 11-25-2003, 05:51 PM   #5
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this should work
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0
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