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Old 04-01-2003, 01:00 PM   #1
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help mounting a cdrom

I'm running redhat 8.0 - when I login as a user other than root and try to mount the cdrom via the kde desktop icon I get

"mount: only root can mount /dev/scd0 on /mnt/cdrom"

How can I fix this so anyone can mount it ?
Old 04-01-2003, 01:05 PM   #2
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Put "user" in the 4th column in /etc/fstab next to the cdrom device.
Old 04-02-2003, 03:39 AM   #3
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For instance:

phyx@phrankenstein:~$ cat /etc/fstab
/dev/hda1        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda2        /                ext2        defaults         1   1
/dev/hdc1        /mnt/hd          ext2        defaults         1   1
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,user,ro   0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
none             /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
none             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
Hope this helps.

Last edited by Texicle; 04-02-2003 at 03:41 AM.
Old 04-02-2003, 06:41 AM   #4
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Hi kkempter,

I think you just check file permission,

here is,

cd /mnt/
ls -l

and check it,it should be some think like,

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root Date(what ever) cdrom

and see wether root had change that file permission.



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