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ludeKing 07-23-2003 08:50 AM

Users other than root?
Are these completely necessary? I know I can stuff more stuff up in root, but I can't access any drives or anything using an account.
I am running Slackware 9.0 and KDE.

I have checked my /etc/fstab and here is the output:


/dev/hdb2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb1 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /fat1 vfat user,rw,exec 1 0
/dev/hdb3 /fat2 vfat user,rw,exec 1 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 ro,users,noauto 0,0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto user,noauto 0 0
devpts dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

I can't access anything on the drives fat1 and fat2 when logged in as a user.

I also have a Sony DVD drive which shows up in the bootup text but not here..... ie it wont mount?

Also, do Cd/DVD drives mount automatically when you put a disc in them or do you then need to mount them as well?

Another thing, when in windows, I can't access the fat2 drive at all (which also has the linux partition on it) but can see fat1 and fat2 from within linux!

Mathieu 07-23-2003 10:37 AM

For the vfat, add a umask=000 to the options column.

As for your DVD drive, you need to verify if it was detect correctly.
Open a console window and type dmesg | grep hd[a-z]:

ludeKing 07-24-2003 01:34 AM

I added umask=000 to the vfat drives and they work now!! Thankyou!

(what does that command do?)

Also, ran dmesg | grep hd[a-z]: and the output showed:
(among other things)
hdc: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB cache, UDMA(33)

but its a 16x Sony DVD Drive.... It finds it ok in teh bootup text but I can't access it in KDE or anything...

Mathieu 07-25-2003 08:54 AM

How many CD-ROMs and DVD-Drives do your have in your system?

ludeKing 07-25-2003 09:43 AM

I have one LiteOn 48x CDRW drive and one Sony 16x DVD drive.
Thanks for your help!

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