Originally Posted by nigelc
Now the floppy is missing from the computer icon if it is mounted manually no-one except root has access.
I don't know about the rest of your problems, but you can configure /etc/fstab
either to allow the owner of /dev/fd0
to mount it, or to allow any user to mount it. For example, my fstab
contains the line:
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,nosuid 0 0
Which allows the owner of /dev/fd0
to mount it.
On the other hand,
dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user,nosuid 0 0
would allow any user to mount it. Probably the most common situation is to have a FAT filesystem on the floppy. In that case, the owner that mounted it would own all of the files and directories (until it is unmounted -- the FAT filesystem itself doesn't store such info).
The permissions on the files (with FAT fs) would reflect the mounter's umask
at the time. I.e. if the umask was 002, then the permissions would be rwxrwxr-x.
I hope this helps you until you solve your underlying problem(s).