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Old 10-03-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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evil floppy-slackware

Well, I use slackware 10 (installed today and downloaded yesterday)
when i want to use a floppy in kdm (btw , i remember i used startx or sumtin before now i have to do something with g ?)
I have to login as root coz i dont have permission to read/write the floppy with my user.
And when i change floppy i have to unmount/mount it so it will show the files on the new floppy else it keeps showing the old floppys files.
so, how do i do so that my user can access the floppy, and how to do so I dont have to mount it over and over again?
Old 10-03-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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That is "works as designed/defined" ... Slack doesn't
have the "evil supermount" that you may be used to
from less secure distros - as for the permissions to mount
as a user just edit your /etc/fstab and make
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user 0 0

Old 10-03-2004, 09:02 PM   #3
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also try usermod -G floppy user

replace user with your users name

Last edited by Boow; 10-03-2004 at 09:03 PM.
Old 10-04-2004, 08:35 AM   #4
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Okay thanks. I still have some problems when going into the floppy with gui but when doing it fom the terminal it works =)
Old 10-04-2004, 08:42 AM   #5
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If you want to easily remount a floppy, you can create a script called fdremount and put it in /usr/bin
sample script below:

# fdremount - script to umount/mount a floppy
umount /mnt/floppy
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
put this in a test file and call it fdremount. move it to /usr/bin then make it executable:
# chmod g+x user /usr/bin/fdremount
then, to remount a floppy as a normal user, simply type
$ fdremount

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