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Old 02-03-2002, 10:38 PM   #1
anil
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mount problem in Mandrake 8.1


Hi

I have installed Mandrake 8.1 on my friends computer and it doent allow the user to access the removable disks. Did anybody had this problem? there is user option in the fstab, so from all i need i think it should work, but unfortunately it doesnt is there anything else i should be looking?

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Old 02-03-2002, 10:43 PM   #2
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Re: mount problem in Mandrake 8.1

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Hi

I have installed Mandrake 8.1 on my friends computer and it doent allow the user to access the removable disks. Did anybody had this problem? there is user option in the fstab, so from all i need i think it should work, but unfortunately it doesnt is there anything else i should be looking?

Anil
when you say removable disks, are you referring to floppy disks.. ??
 
Old 02-03-2002, 11:13 PM   #3
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unaccessible CDs

I have just posted a message about what seems to be the same problem (see the details there):

After inserting a CD, its contents remains accessible, but it is impossible to change it...
 
Old 02-04-2002, 06:36 PM   #4
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Hi trickykid

When i say removeable devices it means floppy drive and CDROM drive.

Anil
 
Old 02-08-2002, 02:40 PM   #5
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I am a Linux newbie and have just installed Red Hat 6.2 on an older Windows box and had this same problem. Do you have the proper driver installed? It turned out that I didn't have the proper module installed for my external drives. I typed 'lsmod' to see the installed modules. There should be a directory called something like /lib/modules where other compiled modules are kept . I found modules for both my drives here and used the 'insmod' command to install the module. This is only temporary, when I reboot this modification goes away. I am going to add this into a startup script at boot time else I'll have to recompile my kernel to include this driver.

I don't know if this was the best way to fix my problem, but I know it works. At least for me.
 
  


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