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Old 10-08-2004, 05:02 AM   #1
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How to give cdrom access for user & can i mount FAT32 partition atomatically on boot?

Dude.. please tell me how to mount FAT32 partition automatically, cause i thought it would be just the same like Linux. And can i give user's access to cdrom, i've already tried to give the "users" option in fstab but it failed.

I am a Linux user and this is my first time trying FreeBSD....

I'am really need your help guys...Thank's

..Sorry about my english...english is not my native language..
Old 10-08-2004, 06:47 AM   #2
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for the cd-rom, use this type of fstab-line (of course with your own node names and mount points):

/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cd iso9660 user,noauto,unhide 0 0

make sure options include "user" but no "ro". then, for the windows fat32 drive:

/dev/discs/disc0/part1 /mnt/hda1 auto defaults 0 2

fstab entry. part1 is the partition, hda1 is the mountpoint, defaults might do or then give it somekind of options like "users"...that ought to do.

EDIT: looks like my fat32-drive has the type of "auto" which might be better to be set to "vfat" this:

/dev/discs/disc0/part1 /mnt/hda1 vfat defaults 0 2

auto works too (it works on my machine) but why not use "vfat" when it means fat-drive also, because I don't have the "user" in the options, I can only mount that drive as root. that suits me well...but not for you necessarily.

Last edited by b0uncer; 10-08-2004 at 06:49 AM.
Old 10-08-2004, 08:15 PM   #3
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Don't think FreeBSD supports 'user'. It's a Linux thing.

The user has to own the mount, so either change the owner and group for /mnt/cdrom to whoever or do it the BSD way and mkdir ~/cdrom, ~/windows.

fstab looks something like;
/dev/acd0 /home/<user>/cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto 0 0
/dev/ad0s2 /home/<user>/fat msdos rw,auto 0 0

or make user own /mnt/cdrom and /mnt/fat and replace the /home.... mount point above.
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Thanks for that, it had me running in circles!


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