[LAD] OT: mkdosfs as normal user

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Sun Nov 9 14:09:07 UTC 2008

Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> Hi,
> I can't find anything online that gives me a way to run /sbin/mkdosfs as
> a normal user. 
> Is it just that I need to add the user to the mkdosfs group or something
> similar?

are you sure the program itself prevents that? my guess is it's the
device you want to create the file on.

should be a matter of creating a new group disk_removable or something,
writing an udev rule to give it r/w access to all floppies and usb
sticks and add yourself to that group.

jörn nettingsmeier

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