[Novalug] Ubuntu system continues to mount cddrives as root
bdalzell at qis.net
Sun Sep 23 22:02:28 EDT 2007
On Sun, 23 Sep 2007, Ben Creitz wrote:
BC >On 9/23/07, Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net> wrote:
BC >> I just installed Ubuntu Feisty
BC >> I have spent a lot of time today looking up articles on the web about
BC >> fstab and ubuntu feisty. I am really frustrated about this.
BC >> here are the lines in my fstab
BC >> /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 auto ro,auto,users,exec 0 0
BC >> /dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 auto ro,auto,users,exec 0 0
BC >> according to the articles this should be mounting my cdrom drives as user
BC >> (me bdz) but they are still coming up as belonging to root which means I
BC >> cannot open any folders on them or read any of the files on them.
BC >> In addition my alien amiga drives are also coming up as root
BC >> here is a sample line in fstab
BC >> /dev/hdb1 /home/bdz/Desktop/Amiga/amiga1 affs rw,users,auto 0 0
BC >> my fat partition also comes up as owned by root but at least it has
BC >> permissions
BC >> -rwxrwx---
BC >> and i used the group manager to make root a member of my group bdz so I
BC >> seem to be able to access files in the fat partition. this is really
BC >> frustrating me.
BC >> it is as if there is something besides fstab that is determining the
BC >> permissions.
BC >In Ubuntu, I think your user Id needs to be a member of a bunch of
BC >groups for things to work. At the shell, type the command 'id'. My
BC >output looks like this:
BC >uid=1000(bcreitz) gid=1000(bcreitz)
well here is the report on typing id
it looks pretty much the same
incidently when one opens the
System>Admin>Users and Groups
and then opens Groups Settings. When you highlight a group and click
on properties then the information window contains group members with
a check box next to them. does it matter wether the box is checked?
Bonnie Dalzell, MA
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