mounting floppies as normal user

2003-09-26 Thread Frans-Jan v. Steenbeek
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?

I'm going to install a FreeBSD-system for a friend who is a regular 
Window$-user but who wants something more stable. Somehow it feels kinda odd 
to tell someone who only worked within GUI's that when he wants to use his 
floppydrive or cdrom he has to open a xterm, type su and his password and 
then to type mount_msdos /dev/fd0a /mnt/flop so I really would like to 
make life more userfriendly for him :)

(please CC me, I'm not a member here)

-- 
tcGB  Fi-Ji 

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Re: mounting floppies as normal user

2003-09-26 Thread Peder Blom
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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