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Old 12-01-2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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how to allow a normal user to access a tape drive in RHEL 5?


hi all
i am using RHEL 5 and i want to let my users to access the IBM 3592 tape drive to read and write. I can do it with local superuser privileges. I can change the particular drive's permission to 664 to allow all the users to read the tape ( But this is also vanished when i rebooted the workstation) and it does not allow me to give 666 permission.

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Old 12-01-2009, 08:12 AM   #2
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Never used a tape drive, but might try changing owner to one of your users and see if someone other than root owns it, it will allow you to change the permissions.
 
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How about using sudo?
 
  


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