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Old 04-02-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
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How do I make it so regular users can access an automounted floppy?


I have a floppy drive under RedHat 9. I have it so I can mount it with mount by adding user to fstab.

The problem, I tried to set up it to automount, however, now only root can access it. I suspected the permissions on /dev/fd0 could be changed because fdformat had to be run as root, but the new permissions wouldn't stick, they would revert on a reboot.

There's probably a simple solution to this (gee I feel dumb).

(I don't feel like constructing complete thoughts today, sorry if it's confusing.)
 
Old 04-02-2005, 02:59 PM   #2
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Edit /etc/fstab and find line describing the floppy. Make sure you have umask=0 in the options field (4th column).
 
Old 04-02-2005, 09:42 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try that.

What about allowing users to mkfs the floppy?
 
Old 04-02-2005, 10:30 PM   #4
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For mkfs I think you need write permission to /dev/fd0... it is probably "resetting" because of udev (2.6 kernel) or devfs. For udev edit /etc/udev/permissions.d/udev.permissions to make the settings "stick".
 
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I have a 2.4 kernel (soon to be fixed!), I'm completely in the dark in this area of Linux.
 
  


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