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Old 02-18-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
BajaNick
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how do i mount CDroms and Floppy as root?


Everytime i try to use a floppy i get "cant mount, only root can mount floppy" How do I mount a floppy or cd as a user?
 
Old 02-19-2004, 12:23 AM   #2
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Mounting is something that can only be done by root. Otherwise, theoretically on a multi-user system (from which Linux is derived), one user would be able to umount a disk and cause havoc throughout the system.

You can either su to mount or you can build user mount capabilities into your /etc/fstab file.

Here's a link to help:

http://www.humbug.org.au/talks/fstab/fstab.html
 
Old 02-20-2004, 12:18 AM   #3
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Cool, Thanks for the link. Also how can i mount the Floppy or CDrom as a user in the GUI, like KDE? Thanks again.
Nevermind, I just figured it out in Slack, theres a Superuser menu option. Thanks

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