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Old 01-22-2004, 12:07 PM   #1
shanenin
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access differences between floppy and partition


How come if I mount my floppy as root, only root user can access it. When I mount my slack-root-partion(from gentoo) as root, regular user and root can read it. Why are the treated differently? They(mnt/floppy and /mnt/slack) have the same options. I listed my fstab for reference.
Code:
/dev/hda3               /boot           ext3    noauto,noatime
/dev/hda2               /mnt/ntfs       ntfs    umask=000,noauto
/dev/hda5               /               ext3    noatime
/dev/hda6               /mnt/slack      ext3    noauto,user
/dev/hda7               none            swap    sw
/dev/hda8               /mnt/vfat       vfat    umask=000,noauto
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy     auto    noauto,user
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0      /mnt/cdrom      iso9660 noauto,ro

Last edited by shanenin; 01-22-2004 at 12:25 PM.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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Probably because the floppy has a dos format on it so it automatically makes it root only (unless you add the users option in fstab) where as your slackware partition is a linux partition with full permissions and whatnot set so it assumes it will just follow the permissions on the files.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 12:44 PM   #3
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Thanks. That seems like a reasonable explanation
 
  


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