Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-18-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Rep: Reputation: 46
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 02-18-2004, 11:23 PM   #2
Linus VanPelt
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Manchester, NH, USA
Distribution: SuSE 9.1
Posts: 73

Rep: Reputation: 15
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:
Old 02-19-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
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

Last edited by BajaNick; 02-19-2004 at 11:36 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to mount cdroms automatically? greythorne Arch 5 06-24-2005 04:52 PM
10.0 wont mount floppy for non-root galen Slackware 2 12-17-2004 07:33 PM
i can't mount my cdroms Paxmaster Linux - Hardware 10 07-21-2004 09:40 AM
no way for non root users to mount floppy aromes Linux - General 6 09-14-2003 08:56 AM
cann't a user other than root mount msdos formated floppy justjha Linux - Newbie 3 01-24-2001 09:54 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration