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Old 12-22-2003, 05:38 PM   #1
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How do I change permissions so I can mount cdrom as user?

I have latest Slackware installed and can not use the cdrom as non root. How do I change permissions? I am new and losing patience. It took me forever to get this far. Fortunately the other option is win. Thanks. Please be very precise.
Old 12-22-2003, 05:43 PM   #2
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hi ^^
change /etc/fstab.
you'll find a line which begins with:
/dev/hdb (your cdrom, or if you use ide-scsi /dev/sr0...)
change the line to something like:
/dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,users,ro 0 0
(those 'noauto,users,ro' do the trick ^^)
eventually you have to do an:
chmod a+r /dev/hdb /dev/cdrom
but I cant remember ^^
do it if it still doesnt work after changing /etc/fstab ^^


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