[K12OSN] allowing users to write to CDs in server

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Mon Jan 30 21:12:58 UTC 2006

Answering my own question, it's just a matter of making /dev/hd* writeable by others. 
In my case, it means changing the permissions on /dev/hda from 750 to 777. 
Interestingly, the permissions revert back to 750 after reboot, though I don't know why.

Petre Scheie wrote:
> How do I allow users to write to the CD-burner in the server?  Nautilus 
> has a 'CD/DVD creator' under the Places menu, but when a regular user 
> then selects 'Write to disk' under the file menu, it just keeps asking 
> for a disk in the CD drive even though there's already one there.  I 
> changed the permissions to setuid for root for /usr/bin/cdrecord, but to 
> no avail.  If I log in as root, it works, but the uses want to be able 
> create their own CDs.  (These are all adults so I'm not worried about 
> them behaving themselves.)
> Petre
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