On Mon, 2004-01-05 at 13:53, Stacey Roberts wrote: > Hello, > Thanks for the reply. > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Tom McLaughlin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>" > To: To Stacey Roberts > Date: Sun, 04 Jan, 2004 21:54 GMT > Subject: Re: Mount /cdrom as non-root user - does this actually work for anyone? > > > On Sun, 2004-01-04 at 08:31, Stacey Roberts wrote: > > > Hello, > > > Thanks for the reply. > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > > From: "Tom McLaughlin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>" > > > To: To Stacey Roberts > > > Date: Sun, 04 Jan, 2004 05:48 GMT > > > Subject: Re: Mount /cdrom as non-root user - does this actually work for anyone? > > > > > > > > Stacey, what are permissions of /dev/acd0c? The handbook example > > > > changes the permissions of a SCSI cdrom. I made the mistake of not > > > > noticing this when I first tried to do make my cdrom user mountable. > > > > > > > > > > $ ls -la /dev/acd* > > > crw-r----- 4 root operator 117, 0 Nov 9 14:21 /dev/acd0a > > > crw-r----- 4 root operator 117, 0 Nov 9 14:21 /dev/acd0c > > > $ > > > > > > That's what the permissions are like after running through the procedure in the > > > HandBook. On that note, fr the record, on all machines, there are IDE CDROM > > > drives and one IDE CD-RW drive that I've got here. > > > > > > Thanks again. > > > > > > Regards, > > > > > > Stacey > > > > > > > Tom > > > > > > > > Stacey, do `chmod 666 /dev/acd0c`. That will give the first IDE cdrom > > drive the correct permissions. You should be able to pop in a disk and > > mount it in your directory then. > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] tom]$ ls -al /dev/acd* > > crw-rw-rw- 4 root operator 117, 0 Dec 18 00:53 /dev/acd0a > > crw-rw-rw- 4 root operator 117, 0 Dec 18 00:53 /dev/acd0c > > ... > > crw-rw-rw- 4 root operator 117, 8 Dec 18 00:53 /dev/acd1a > > crw-rw-rw- 4 root operator 117, 8 Dec 18 00:53 /dev/acd1c > > > > Yes., I tried this in the end (well., 644 instead of 666) and I am now able to mount > the cd-rw drive as an ordinary user, as well as the cdrom drives on the others.., > > However, this *does* seem to make the whole deal about adding users to the operator > group kind of redundant, it appears.., I could have left users where they were and > done the above and it would have worked all the same.., > > Also, if the HandBook has only procedures that would work for only SCSI drives, who > do I contact in order for some procedure relevant to those users in the community > that would want to / need to do the same for hosts with IDE drives? > > Thanks again for taking the time, and the patience.., > > Regards, > > Stacey >
You might want to change the permissions to 666 so a user can write to the cd-rw. Also, section two of the same chapter goes over disk naming convention. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/disks-naming.html I missed that too in the beginning. I actually gave up temporarily the first time I tried to make my cdroms and floppy user mountable. I started in on trying to add my other drive mounts and came across that section when trying to figure out what the disks were called. I've found a few times when doing things based on the handbook that I needed to start from the beginning of the chapter since it's written to be a read like book and not an FAQ. Tom _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"