[Novalug] Ubuntu system continues to mount cddrives as root
bdalzell at qis.net
Sun Sep 23 22:16:47 EDT 2007
On Sun, 23 Sep 2007, Richard Mancusi wrote:
RM >On 9/23/07, Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net> wrote:
RM >> I just installed Ubuntu Feisty
RM >> I have spent a lot of time today looking up articles on the web about
RM >> fstab and ubuntu feisty. I am really frustrated about this.
RM >> here are the lines in my fstab
RM >> /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 auto ro,auto,users,exec 0 0
RM >> /dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 auto ro,auto,users,exec 0 0
RM >> according to the articles this should be mounting my cdrom drives as user
RM >> (me bdz) but they are still coming up as belonging to root which means I
RM >> cannot open any folders on them or read any of the files on them.
RM >> In addition my alien amiga drives are also coming up as root
RM >> here is a sample line in fstab
RM >> /dev/hdb1 /home/bdz/Desktop/Amiga/amiga1 affs rw,users,auto 0 0
RM >> my fat partition also comes up as owned by root but at least it has
RM >> permissions
RM >> -rwxrwx---
RM >> and i used the group manager to make root a member of my group bdz so I
RM >> seem to be able to access files in the fat partition. this is really
RM >> frustrating me.
RM >> it is as if there is something besides fstab that is determining the
RM >> permissions.
RM >I typically edit a file like fstab just like most of you folks do.
RM >However, many
RM >of the people I have moved from Win to Linux do not have the typical Novalug
RM >skill set. Therefore I have tried to learn the GUI versions of Ubuntu/Gnome
RM >setup to make it easier for these new users. On rare occasion I have noticed
RM >settings in the GUI that appear to differ from manual setup. That in mind, may
RM >I suggest that you look in:
Thanks for this suggestion.
RM >1. System/Administration/Users and Groups/User Privileges tab
This one has these checked (enabled) under storage
User privileges is available once one highlights a user and clicks on
The privileges that are checked when I opened this tool are:
Access external storage devices automatically
Administer the system
Connect to unternet using a modem
Monitor system logs
Use Audio devices
Use CD-Rom drives
Use floppy drives
So it appears to me all the things are checked to allow me to access the
RM >2. System/Preferences/Removable Drives and Media
Mount removable drives when hot plugged.
Mount removable media when inserted
Browse removable media when inserted (aha now I know how to get rid of
However I just ejected one of the CD's and then closed the drawer again
and the cd mounted and its browser displayed but the contents are still
belonging to root and I cannot open them from the file browser.
I do not usually use these and this mounting problem has been present
for the last 2 days since I did the feisty install. previously
with my other dapper/edgy install my cd drives, amiga file system and fat
partitions were mounted more or less correctly. i forgot to save the old
fstab somewhere safe when I reformatted the / partition when installing
RM >Perhaps something will stand out there.
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