Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47929
Gratituos use of root to copy files
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:34 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!
Good point. Thanks for the feedback. Will likely incorporate it in the GSG.