Re: [PARPORT] Read-only

From: Azarja Nieman (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 03:18:06 EDT

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    You can set that option in your /etc/fstab

    it will be something like:

    /dev/#### /mnt ext2 user,ro,noauto 0 0

    #### is your block device.PARPORT
    /mnt the mountpoint
    ext2 is the filesystem(can also be another filesystem of course
    user indicates all memebers of group user can mount it
    ro stands for read-only
    noauto means no automatic mount on startup
    1st "0" means no dump
    2nd "0" means no fschk

    type "man fstab" for details.



    Greg Fundyler wrote:

    > Hi. When I do a normal mount on a read-only cartridge in my Shark drive,
    > it mounts as writable. While mounted, my computer delays for a while.
    > And when I browse the disk, it gives errors and locks the drive. I can't
    > eject or unmount. But when I use the -r switch, it works correctly. Is
    > there a way to make it automatically mount it read-only when necessary,
    > so I won't have problems like this. My floppy drive does that. When I
    > mount a read-only floppy, it gives the following message:
    > mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
    > ... and works correctly. Is this a bug in PARIDE, or is it just not
    > implemented yet?
    > Unrelated question, completely off-topic: What makes 'Red Hat 7.0 Beta'
    > a beta? Does it use the 2.4 test kernel? If not, then it isn't really a
    > beta. Most programs installed in 6.2 by default are beta, does that make
    > 'Red Hat 6.2' a beta?
    > Thanks.
    > - Greg
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