On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 11:11:13 +0200
"Frans-Jan v. Steenbeek" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> OK, I feel like a total newbie again, but I can't figure this out...
> 
> I cannot get floppies to be mounted by normal users.
> 
> this is what I did:
> $ su
> # systctl vfs.usermount=1
> # chmod 777 /dev/fd0
> # chmod 777 /dev/fd0a
> # exit
> $ mount /dev/fd0a /mnt/flop
> mount: /dev/fd0a: Operation not permitted
> 
> root mounts everything fine.
> 
> I know that there is a port wich make msdos-flops usable, but I do not
> want that :) I use FreeBSD-formatted floppies also, and then there is
> this backup-drive I do not mount at boottime but only when I need
> it... same problem there.
> The FreeBSD-FAQ tells me exactly (well, to some extend) what I did
> above.... Google also didn't help me out...
> 
> what the heck am I doing wrong?
> 

You must own the directory where you mount the floppy (or CD). Try
mounting onto a directory in ~.

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