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Old 03-13-2004, 06:14 AM   #1
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Using 'eject' as normal user

Searching this board for 'normal user eject' or even 'eject' by itself yielded very little information so I figured I'd just post. If this has been asked and answered before I am sorry.

My system has a DVD-ROM and a CD-Writer in it. I have these lines in /etc/fstab:

/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     user,noauto,ro    0   0
/dev/hdd         /mnt/writer      iso9660     user,noauto,ro    0   0
Normal users can mount & umount these drives just fine, but they cannot use the eject command:

eject: unable to open `/dev/hdb'
root can succesfully use the eject command for both drives. /usr/bin/eject is chmod 755. Why is the eject command not working for normal users and how can I enable it?
Old 03-13-2004, 08:53 AM   #2
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Rep: Reputation: 0 can enable it by editing your /etc/group file.
find a line that show disk::6:root,adm and add you normal user there.

disk::6:root,adm,username,another_username (change with appropriate user name)

this will require a logout and relogin again if you want to enable normal user to use the "eject" command..

hope this will help
Old 03-13-2004, 11:15 AM   #3
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I wouldn't have thought of that... it works like a charm, thanks!


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