floppy access problems are back..

Kevin M. Gleason kgleason at ma.ultranet.com
Sun Feb 27 12:01:22 EST 2000

I did what you suggested but still (after rebooting) when I try to:
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
I get the message
mount: only root can do that
which makes me wonder if the mount command doesn't have permissions set to
700 - would that be it? When I try to mount the drive from the desktop icon
with a native ext2 disk it mounts (even when I'm not guest) but when I try
to do a mount at the terminal--I get that message.
ps. I really need to be able to do this command from a shell prompt

Derek Martin wrote:

> "Kevin M. Gleason" wrote:
> > I need to do some work as a non-root user and I can't access floppy no
> > matter what I do.
> >
> > Kevin
> as root:
>   chmod 666 /dev/fd0
>   chown nobody /dev/fd0
> Note that this has security implications...
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