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Hey - just starting out with Linux...and I love it so far. However, I'm having problems. The user I created can't mount the CDRW drive. I want to also play ...
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    (newb) User mounting CDRW drive


    Hey - just starting out with Linux...and I love it so far. However, I'm having problems. The user I created can't mount the CDRW drive. I want to also play audio CDs in XMMS, but when I try to, I can't. It says that /mnt/cdrom is okay, but my /dev/cdrom is not. My fstab looks like this:

    /dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda5 / ext2 defaults 1 1
    /dev/hda1 /ntfs-c ntfs gid=100,user,ro,umask=000 1 0

    ---- notice I had to fix this because the regular solutions for mounting an NTFS partition weren't working ----

    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
    /devpts /devpts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

    Do you think it has something to do with the user/group that I created? I had trouble mounting my NTFS partition by just adding "user." Could you just give me a step by step for letting regular users access a CDRW? Thanks for helping a newb.

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    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
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    Try making the user a part of the cdrom group.

    edit; To do this you must edit the /etc/group file as rootand add the user to the group, with
    Code:
    su
    [rootpass]
    vim /etc/groups
    press the i key and add the user, and then press Esc and then :w!.
    It should now hopfully work...

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    Can I use kuser to do this?

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    Yes, I've never used slackware so I don't know waht thiungs come with it.

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    I added it to the CDROM group, and it didn't work. Still says I need to be root.

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    try changing the permissions on the device pointer, you'll need to be root to do it, use sudo chmod 766 /dev/cdrom and use your user account password, if you're not in the sudoers file you'll need to use root. open a terminal and type su then your root password, don't forget to end your root session with exit once you're done.
    also see about adding yourself to /etc/sudoers for future root commands

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    Im having the same problem, but it isnt going over and getting fixed

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