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Bug 3073 - Allowing users to mount floppy and CDROM by addition of "user" into fstab
Summary: Allowing users to mount floppy and CDROM by addition of "user" into fstab
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs-user
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Gentoo Linux x86 Installation Guide (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Sherman Boyd (meekrob) (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-05-27 11:20 UTC by Dan Lund
Modified: 2002-06-10 17:47 UTC (History)
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Description Dan Lund 2002-05-27 11:20:44 UTC
In the fstab section of the documentation, a note stating that the addition of
the "user" flag after noauto,ro would allow normal users to mount/unmount the

e.g.: /dev/cdroms/cdrom0      /mnt/cdrom0     iso9660         noauto,ro,user  0 0

This will allow users to have the choice during installation, and stop
frustrated Mandrake/Redhat users from thinking something is broken.
Comment 1 Peitolm 2002-06-03 06:20:57 UTC
Comment 2 Dan Lund 2002-06-03 13:26:30 UTC
No mention of the "user" flag in the installation manual. 
Only updated to include the /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 line. 
In the red section above the fstab, I think a mention of the "user" flag as 
allowing users to mount/unmount the drive would help out.  
Comment 3 Sherman Boyd (meekrob) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-06-10 17:47:21 UTC
I've added a note to the fstab section.  Thanks!