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Old 03-11-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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Question permission to cdrom for users

i'm running slackware 9.1 and i think i have system all sorted now except that i cant get it set up so that any user can mount a cdrom, i've been into /etc/fstab and changed it too user but i still cant mount under normal user, where else do i need to change!

Thanks for helping a
Old 03-11-2004, 01:42 PM   #2
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It's a tricky one this. You shouldn't really directly allow users to mount drives. I suggest you check out supermount, autofs, or maybe submount (>=2.6 kernels only). There are some other alternatives but I can't remember what they are.
Old 03-11-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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Why exactly should users not be allowed to mount a CD? I can understand limiting hard disks, but not removable storage.

Not sure why it doesn't work for you...maybe you're missing something else? Here's a piece of my /etc/fstab which allows users to mount, and execute files on, cd/dvd:
/dev/cdrom           /media/cdrom         auto       unhide,ro,noauto,user,exec   0 0
/dev/dvd             /media/dvd           auto       unhide,ro,noauto,user,exec   0 0
man fstab should give you more info


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