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Old 12-08-2004, 12:40 AM   #1
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Hi,

I am very new to linux, i have recently installed linux mandarke on my system i tried the documentation that comes with that.


i have a small problem here i am not allowd to open my cdrom or floppy


what should i do?


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Old 12-08-2004, 01:25 AM   #2
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Can you access the drives alright as root? If so, it's probably a mount permissions problem. Try the following:

Become root, and edit the file

/etc/fstab

There should be a line cooresponding to all the disks you have on your system. Add the "user" option to the lines for your cdrom and floppy, to enable ordinary users to use mount/umount them. Your cdrom entry, for example, should end up looking something(but probably not exactly) like this:

Code:
/dev/cdrom0      /mnt/cdrom      iso9660         noauto,user,ro          0 0
Save the changes to the file and see if that helps.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 02:07 AM   #3
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no, i am having problem as root also
 
Old 12-08-2004, 11:51 AM   #4
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How do you go about attempting to access the drive, and what's the exact error message you're getting?
 
Old 12-09-2004, 06:38 AM   #5
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i am using kde, i am opening the mnt folder and then i can see the icons showing different drives on my system, but cdrom and floppy drive icon are seen with a picture of lock.

if i get a message that i dont have access to these even if i become root by su, or loging as a root.

i dont know anything abot linux or unix so whatever that is there in the documentatin i am trying to learn.

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Old 12-09-2004, 06:38 AM   #6
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i am using kde, i am opening the mnt folder and then i can see the icons showing different drives on my system, but cdrom and floppy drive icon are seen with a picture of lock.

if i get a message that i dont have access to these even if i become root by su, or loging as a root.

i dont know anything abot linux or unix so whatever that is there in the documentatin i am trying to learn.

regards
 
Old 12-09-2004, 02:46 PM   #7
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Copy me the contents of your /etc/fstab file
 
  


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