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Old 01-01-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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floppy dir changes ownership when mounted


Hello, right from the start I could mount the floppy drive from my gnome desktop, I wanted to try from the command line and found I needed to add this line to my fstab, /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0 I did that then I made the folder floppy in my home directory. I can mount umount the floppy fine (as root), but, I am unable to create files on the floppy as myself. It seems when I mount as root it changes the ownership of the floppy folder to root taking away my permissions. I have read man mount, info mount, googled mount, the same with permissions, any help would be appreciated. I am using Fedora Core 9, later mortyg
 
Old 01-01-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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Hello, right from the start I could mount the floppy drive from my gnome desktop, I wanted to try from the command line and found I needed to add this line to my fstab, /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0 I did that then I made the folder floppy in my home directory.
Step by step.
  • What's the purpose of creating a dir called "floppy" in your home?
  • Did you do anything else in fstab related to that floppy dir in your home?

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I can mount umount the floppy fine (as root), but, I am unable to create files on the floppy as myself. It seems when I mount as root it changes the ownership of the floppy folder to root taking away my permissions.
Yes. That's the normal thing. There are many things you can do about it.

If the volume is mounted as vfat, check the "umask" mount option. You probably want umask=000. If it's formatted with a linux fs, then it's probably aware of permissions. In that case I guess you just need to mount it as your user, and not as root. The "user" and "users" options for mount (which are not the same option) will come in handy about that.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 09:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for answering, sorry it took so long for me to get back, when I originally tried to mount, I got the error msg that it could not find the mount point, after some more reading I new I had to mkdir floppy, the only article I found that told me where to do that, said to make it in /home/(me)/floppy.

The line, /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0 is the only thing I did to fstab.

Where should I mkdir floppy? When I get that in the correct place I will look at the umask command.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 12:49 PM   #4
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problem solved

With some local help I found all I need was the right command: mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy, newbie...what can I say, later mortyg
 
  


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