Floppy mounted read only Solaris 2.5.1

Floppy mounted read only Solaris 2.5.1

Post by NAS » Wed, 20 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Machine type: Ultra Sparc
OS Version:   Solaris 2.5.1
Windows:      OpenWindows


If I insert a PC formatted floppy into the disk drive
and select "Check For Floppy" from the filemgr menu. Everything
works fine but the floppy is always mounted read-only. I checked
for the write protect on the floppy it is fine. I tried adding -D
options to the rmmount command in vold.conf. The messages printed
out confirm that the disk is being mounted read-only.

Any suggestions ??

Thank you,

Mike Sawicki


1. How to mount a floppy as read/write for users?

I wonder if anyone can help with this. It's real simple, but I just can't
get a grip on it. I want to be able to mount a floppy disk and have it
read/write as a user. To allow me to mount ext2 and msdos disks I have
the following in /etc/fstab:

/dev/fd0    /fd0     ext2    user,noauto                           1   1
/dev/fd0    /dos/a   msdos   defaults,noauto,noexec,user,umask=000 1   1

However, when I mount /dos/a I can read and write from a (msdos) floppy.
But, when I mount /fd0 a (ext2) floppy only root can write to the disk,
users can only read.

I'm sure that this has got to be an obvious problem but I can't see what
the solution is. If anyone could give me a pointer it would be a great

And for those that may fear for my system, allowing users to mount floppy
disks etc, don't worry. The only users on this system are me and my cat
(and all he does is sit on the keyboard).

Thanks in advance.

Dave Pearson              | Let us not assasinate this lad further, Senator.

Bass Player for the       |   Have you no sense of decency, Sir?
Cheri-Woodpeckers         |    At long last, have you no sense of decency?

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