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Old 03-26-2006, 02:45 AM   #1
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Where is the CDROM?

I have had no problems with the installation and setup of my FC5, so far. I do have something that has been bugging me though. After the installation I found that I could not mount CDs. I found that there was no cdrom line in the fstab, so I quickly added it;

/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,users 0 0

After doing this I can mount the cd and use the contents w/o any hassle at a console, but whenever I am in GNOME I get the error message; "You are not priviledged to mount the volume "(What the header is on the cd). But, if I pull up a shell I can mount the volume.

Am I missing something? How do keep this error popping up everytime a cd is inserted?
Old 03-26-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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Well, first you should read the release notes where the use of udev is explained, so you'll know how to set up your fstab entries properly.

As to your permission problems, is you login a member of a group with mount privileges for the CD? I don't use GNOME much, so I can't tell you which command to use to check group memberships, but there should be one.

CAUTION: Do not make your login a member of the root group.
Old 03-27-2006, 09:59 AM   #3
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Well, after a little reading I have found that the udev system is great for reducing the number of entries in the '/dev' directory and that hotplug is now deprecated. It really doesn't matter which desktop environment or window manager that is in use (I prefer fluxbox which I'll be setting up in detail later). I solved the error message issue by adding myself to the 'disk' group.

But, I still have old software and habits that require the old /mnt/cdrom option. This is not just a pure server, but my desktop as well and I do enjoy playing games such as Diablo II, Call of Duty, & Doom3. For the time being, I'll just live with it as is until such time that I can devote some good time to delving into the udev way of things since it seems to work ok for now.


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