[wplug] Disk permissions

Weber, Lawrence A Lawrence.Weber at ansaldo-sts.us
Tue Jun 14 08:25:27 EDT 2011

Wouldn't that be umask=000, after creating a /mnt/floppy with 777 permissions?

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From: wplug-bounces+lawrence.weber=ansaldo-sts.us at wplug.org [mailto:wplug-bounces+lawrence.weber=ansaldo-sts.us at wplug.org] On Behalf Of Ted Rodgers
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 4:32 PM
To: wplug at wplug.org
Subject: [wplug] Disk permissions

/media/*  directories are very likely managed by your desktop environment which would be using hal or consolekit or another means to mount them. Permissions to "automount" or mount on click there often depend on being in plugdev (or similar) group. and most distributions discourage manual intervention under /media because of their automagic tools.

One workaround I found in fedora forum regarding removable media and user mounting mentioned editing /etc/sysctl.conf file and adding :


As an alternative, this should work in your /etc/fstab if /mnt/floppy exists, although you'd have to mount on the command line:

/dev/fd0    /mnt/floppy    vfat    users,umask=0777    0 2
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