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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Appendix A. Volume Management

Volume management automates the mounting of CD-ROMs and diskettes; users no longer need to have superuser permissions to mount a CD-ROM or a diskette.

Volume management provides users with a standard interface for dealing with diskettes and CD-ROMs. Starting with the Solaris 8 release, volume management also manages DVD-ROMs, Iomega Universal Serial Bus (USB) Zip, and Iomega Jaz Drives.

Volume management provides three major benefits.

  • Automatically mounting diskettes, CDs, DVD-ROMs, Zip, and Jaz disks simplifies their use.

  • Users can access the media without having to become superuser.

  • Users on the network can gain automatic ...

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