Bug 47929 - Gratituos use of root to copy files
Gratituos use of root to copy files
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-gsg (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Beth Ellison
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Reported: 2001-07-09 00:53 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-09 00:53:16 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2001-07-09 00:53:13 EDT
Section 13.2.2 A in "Getting Started Guide" (p. 262) says:

"Put the floppy in the drive and, as root, type:
                                   ^^^^^
    mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

To copy files, use ... "

True, to use _this_ command one has to be root and we really do not
want newbies to get into a habit of using root account.
'mount /mnt/floppy' would be vastly preferable.  And how about this
instead "Put a floppy with a Windows file system into a drive and
click on a floppy icon to open a directory window in a file
manager. Copy files in and out as usual with a file manager you are
using. Click on 'Eject' action on a menu for your floppy icon".  Look
Ma, no root!
Comment 1 Beth Ellison 2001-07-09 10:14:07 EDT
Good point. Thanks for the feedback. Will likely incorporate it in the GSG.

Beth

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